It’s a funny old game as Daggers keeper Jordan discovers

Youngster Jordan Seabright makes debut for Daggers at former club.

It’s weird the way things often work out in football, as goalkeeper Jordan Seabright discovered as he came off the bench for his debut for Dagenham & Redbridge in their 4-0 FA Cup first round loss at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Seabright had been released by then Bournemouth manager Paul Groves in the summer and the lifelong Cherries supporter was subsequently picked up by Daggers.

The 18-year-old’s only previous outing was in Dagenham’s Essex Senior Cup defeat to Concord Rangers in mid-October before he was ironically called upon at half time after fellow keeper Chris Lewington picked up concussion in a clash with striker Matt Tubbs.

And though Seabright admitted to having nerves as he made his way onto the Dean Court pitch, he felt he had coped with the occasion despite conceding three goals.


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“I couldn’t ask for a better place to make my debut,” said Seabright. “I was just happy to get on.

“When I came on the home fans clapped and that was a nice feeling. It’s not a good feeling conceding three on debut, but I was more disappointed with the result then the performance.

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“I was just excited to play, I couldn’t have done much about the goals but that’s the way it goes.”

He was brought to the club just as the league season commenced at Dagenham & Redbridge and the youngster believes he has settled in well to his new surroundings.

“I have only been here two or three months now but I have really enjoyed it,” he added.

“I have enjoyed working with the rest of the players and Lewy (goalkeeper Chris Lewington).

“I live in a flat in Romford which I share with defender Andy Burns and I come home as and when I can to see my family. It’s all going okay at the moment.”

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