Redbridge boss targets sought-after striker
Terry Spillane wants reunion with Daggers trialist Dwight Gayle
Redbridge boss Terry Spillane has reiterated his desire to sign striker Dwight Gayle for the new campaign, but only if the prolific marksman doesn’t make it in the Football League.
Gayle top scored in the Essex Senior League last season with 35 to his name, but his whereabouts for next season is still up in the air, as the striker has trials with Dagenham & Redbridge and League One side Brentford coming up.
But if the striker does play Ryman One North football next season, then Spillane insists Oakside will definitely be his destination.
“Dwight attended our first training session this week, but there are a couple of league clubs keen on him,” said the Redbridge boss.
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“You can’t stop the lad if he makes it in the league as he deserves it, but if he doesn’t and wants to play Ryman One North football then he will be a Redbridge player.”
But the former Stansted boss has signed on defender Glen Golby, who finished last season at Redbridge, helping them to Ryman North survival.
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The defender has played in the Ryman One North for several seasons now, with the likes of Aveley and Tilbury before joining Redbridge for the second half of last season, and the manager has given Golby the captain’s armband for the forthcoming campaign.
“I am very pleased to have secured Glen, he has been about at this level for a little while now,” said Spillane.
“He knows what it takes and since I took over I was always keen to talk to him and keep him at Redbridge.
“He knows a few of lads that have already come in and I had no hesitation in giving him the captain’s armband.”
Joining Golby at Redbridge is Craig Wood, who also had a spell at Stansted, and has spent the last three years at Birmingham University.