the daggers voice
NATIONAL LEAGUE LINEUP 2017/18
With all the non-league playoffs completed, the National League can confirm its lineup for the 2017/18 season. Six new sides join the division, with Hartlepool and Leyton Orient (subject to approval) dropping down from the Football League and Halifax Town, AFC Fylde, Ebbsfleet United and Maidenhead United being promoted. The full list is as follows:
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
FC HALIFAX TOWN
LOANS HAVE ENDED
The season has ended and all loan players have returned to their parent clubs. Jordan Maguire-Drew was a much-loved fans' favourite among his time at Victoria Road and heads back to Brighton having bagged an impressive 16 goals and six assists, aswell as finishing first, second and third in the goal of the season competition. He also picked up the Young Player of the Year award at the Supporters' Club Presentation Evening and, personally, will go down as one of my all-time favourite Daggers players. It has been a pleasure to have him and his Grandad Ron at the club and hopefully his career continues to progress rapidly.
Also returning to their parent club, Reading, is Jake Sheppard. Sheps was advertised as a defender but ended up offering lots in attack, scoring two amazing strikes in the home games in February against Chester and Bromley. He also provided a brilliant cross for the winning goal in the Chester game and is another one to have done themselves proud at the club. Finally, Shaun Donnellan departs. Donnellan, brother of fellow Dagger Leo, joined in January from West Brom and made twenty appearances, helping us keep a clean sheet in a quarter of them. On behalf of all Daggers fans, I extend my sincere thanks to all these players and wish them every luck in the future.
I am Joel Page, Dagenham & Redbridge FC fan. Here I will share some of my experiences.