New Daggers man Reynolds tipped to cause defences all kinds of problems next term
PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 July 2018
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Former Barking man netted for Daggers against West Ham XI on Friday
New Dagenham & Redbridge winger Lamar Reynolds could cause National League defenders plenty of problems this year, according to assistant manager Terry Harris.
The explosive forward netted for Daggers in a 2-1 friendly win over a West Ham United XI on Friday.
The 22-year-old only moved to Victoria Road last month from League Two outfit Newport County for an undisclosed fee.
And Harris believes that the former Barking man could well prove to be a great acquisition for Daggers.
“It was an excellent goal from Lamar against West Ham and he has that in his locker,” said the assistant manager.
“We just have to get him to be a little more attack-minded when he goes forward because he has unbelievable pace.
“Defenders don’t like attackers with pace and hopefully there is more to come from Lamar.”
Another to impress against the young Hammers on Friday was midfielder Ollie Harfield, also a new signing.
As well was grabbing the second goal, the former Bournemouth man delivered some delicious set-pieces.
And Harris is excited to see how the 20-year-old develops during his spell at Victoria Road.
“Ollie has great delivery from set-pieces. Technically, he’s very good and he was with me at Boreham Wood last year,” he added.
“He didn’t play as much as he wanted, but technically he’s very good and I was delighted with the goal he got.
“It was a good strike. Ollie can play, but he’s a young lad and learning the ropes. He has to keep taking things on board and hopefully we have a good player there.”
James Blanchfield, Alex Davey and Ben Nunn all missed the game against West Ham through injury, but Harris insists there are no long-term concerns over the trio.
“The grounds at the moment are like straw and rock-hard, so you are going to pick up niggles and little bits of tendonitis, but every club is going to get that,” said Harris.
“Jamie has a bit of a twisted ankle from when we played Heybridge Swifts and Alex has a little bit of tendonitis around the knee.
“Ben is another one with a little bit of tendonitis. It’s the hard grounds at the moment and if you hear the players running on it, you can hear it’s rock-hard, so you are going to pick up niggles.”