Folly's departure leaves Still pondering plan B

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have been dealt a huge blow to their play-off bid with the news that midfielder Yoann Folly has been recalled by Plymouth Argyle.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE have been dealt a huge blow to their play-off bid with the news that midfielder Yoann Folly has been recalled by Plymouth Argyle.

The 24-year-old Togo international has started the last five matches for Daggers, but with Luke Summerfield and Carl Fletcher suffering injuries before Argyle's match against Barnsley on Tuesday, boss Paul Mariner opted to call Folly back, although he was eventually just an unused substitute.

Daggers manager John Still had expected to keep Folly until the end of the season, especially with Portsmouth youngster Marlon Pack leaving Daggers when his loan expires after Monday's visit to Port Vale.


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"It's a blow, as we had banked on him staying until the end of the season, but there's nothing we can do," said Still, who will now have to chose between the likes of Darren Currie, Danny Spiller, Tommy Tejan-Sie or Billy Bingham to partner Peter Gain in the centre of midfield.

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"To be fair to Plymouth, they came on the phone and said they wouldn't do this in any other situation, but they have three players injured and it has left them with no choice.

"With the loan window shut, there's nothing we can do, no emergency loans either as we have midfielders at the club already.

"We have always had a plan B, and it allows another of the youngsters, or more experienced players, the opportunity to prove themselves in the last few games."

With Folly out of contract at Home Park when the season is over, Still is hopeful he hasn't seen the last of the midfielder in a Daggers shirt.

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"I hope it isn't the case, as he has been good for us, and I also hope it isn't the last time we've seen Marlon (Pack) either," he said.

"We will monitor Marlon closely as I've been very impressed with his progress since he has been at the club.

"I haven't done a great deal with the contracts for next season yet as I have been concentrating on our games, along with the fact that we don't know what division we might be in.

"It's something I will sit down and look at properly over the next three or four weeks though."

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