Daggers striker targets first start for over a year

Josh Scott hopes to be named in the starting XI for Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Walsall

Striker Josh Scott feels he is closing in on his first start for more than a year after coming through 30 minutes unscathed in Saturday’s defeat to Accrington Stanley.

The big number 10 has had a torrid spell on the sidelines after suffering with a blood clot on the lung, plus hip and knee injuries.

But Scott has seen action from the bench in each of the last four games and is expected to play a major part in today’s behind-closed-doors friendly with Leyton Orient.

And the 26-year-old feels he could be ready for his first start since November 2, 2010, when League One Walsall come calling in the FA Cup second round this weekend.


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“I’m looking to start against Walsall,” said Scott.

“I’m getting back to full fitness. I’m a little bit off, but hopefully I’ll be up and running fully in a week or two.

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“I’ve been out for a long time and it’s been disappointing, but its one of those things. “I’m feeling sharper and I’ll get a lot sharper than I am at the moment.”

Manager John Still added: “We’re pleased with Josh, he’s finishing games now and we’re hoping he’ll be ready for Saturday.”

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