Gayle sets goal target

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Dwight Gayle wants to be the club’s leading man this season

Dwight Gayle is yet to open his Dagenham & Redbridge goal account, but the promising striker has set himself an ambitious target for the season.

The 21-year-old – who had been prolific at non-league level for Stansted and Bishop’s Stortford in the last two campaigns – kept Cheltenham stopper Scott Brown and Plymouth keeper Jake Cole busy in two accomplished appearances this week, as he looked instantly at home in the Football League.

However, the confident frontman left the field each time with the unusual feeling of no goal to his name and has vowed to make that a rarity.

“I’m hoping to get 15 league goals this season,” said Gayle.

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“I think that’s realistic if I keep playing.

“There are a lot of strikers for the gaffer to choose from. Each person can come in and do a job. You have to prove yourself when you’re out there to keep playing.”

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