Lewis shown the exit door at Daggers
Wycombe loan could signal departure of
MANAGER John Still says he does not foresee a way back for outcast Stuart Lewis at Dagenham & Redbridge following his loan move to Wycombe Wanderers.
The midfielder has made the switch to the League Two club for an initial month, which could be extended or turned into a permanent move in January.
Lewis arrived at Victoria Road on a free transfer from Gillingham as one of their most high-profile summer signings and was named in the squad for each of the Daggers’ first 10 games in League One, starting seven of them.
However he was suddenly dropped following the 2-0 loss at MK Dons in October and Still has revealed the 23-year-old fell foul of the club’s code of conduct and is unlikely to return.
“There was a breach of club rules. Nothing that is absolutely ridiculous, but a breach of club rules which meant Stuart was out of favour,” said the Daggers boss.
“We placed him on the transfer list and made him available for loan and that’s what it is. Wycombe were interested so he’s gone there.”
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When asked about the possibility of a reconciliation and a return to the Daggers first team, Still simply said: “No, that won’t happen.”
After a brief exile, Lewis says he is just keen to get back on the field and convince Wanderers boss Gary Waddock he merits a full-time deal.
“It’s something that hopefully could be a bit more permanent. That’s where we are with things at the moment,” said the former Tottenham Hotspur trainee.
“We had different views and that’s it.
“There was obviously a few little words, but nothing too much. He (Still) just wants to do things differently and I obviously wasn’t a part of that. Hopefully I can go to Wycombe, impress and maybe get something sorted.
“I’ve had five or six weeks of not being involved with the squad, so I’m looking forward to hopefully being involved in a first team again.”