Daggers aim to keep stars
Chairman Dave Andrews has insisted that Dagenham do not have to sell their best players this summer.
Last Updated: 12/05/10 8:55pm
Chairman Dave Andrews has insisted that Dagenham & Redbridge do not have to sell their best players this summer.
Danny Green, Scott Doe and Romain Vincelot have attracted interest from other clubs after impressive seasons.
Andrews is hopeful that the Daggers, who face Morecambe in the first leg of the play-off semi-finals on Sunday, can keep the nucleus of the squad together.
But Andrews accepts that it would be wrong to hold back the progression of a promising player if he really wanted to leave.
"There have been one or two tentative 'would you sell?' approaches, but no-one's come in for definite," he told the Barking and Dagenham Post. "For the first time, we don't have to sell this year.
"The last three years we've had to sell one to keep us afloat, but now we've got ourselves straight, we don't have to sell. We have this policy that we're not the biggest payers.
"I always think, and I believe John Still and Steve Thompson are the same, that you wouldn't like your son to be held back when someone is offering to double the wages.
"You would feel a bit disgruntled. It pleases me that some players like Paul Benson don't want to leave, and you notice they all come back as soon as they can to watch us and see us all.
"Let's hope we can hang on to them and none of them want to go."