Scott Doe to captain Dagenham & Redbridge during 2016/17 season

PUBLISHED: 15:34 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:38 27 July 2016

Scott Doe will captain Dagenham & Redbridge this season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Scott Doe will captain Dagenham & Redbridge this season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers defender confirms he will wear the armband after being asked by boss John Still

Scott Doe has confirmed that he will captain Dagenham & Redbridge during the 2015-16 season after leading the Victoria Road club in the majority of their pre-season friendlies so far.

The centre back returned to Daggers after one season with Boreham Wood in the summer, and was among those expected to be under consideration for the armband after previous skipper Joss Labadie left for Newport County.

Doe led the team out once again in their 2-1 loss at home to Leyton Orient on Tuesday and said after the game that Daggers manager John Still had offered him the captaincy for the forthcoming season.

“When I came back, John initially said he wanted me to be captain and I said that I wanted to do it,” said the 27-year-old.

“All through pre-season, to get the lads together, leading people on the pitch — we’ve got new players, older players, experienced players — getting everyone to gel together, I’m the main person to do it.”

Against the O’s, Doe was playing his first game back at Victoria Road in over a year, and for the most part it looked like he had never been away, even if there were a couple of shaky moments.

Daggers had taken the lead through Oliver Hawkins, but were pegged back when Armand Gnanduillet levelled before Paul McCallum headed home a stoppage-time winner at the end of the second half.

But while it wasn’t a winning return to a ground he previously called home for seven years during his first spell with Daggers, Doe was just glad to be back at Victoria Road.

He added: “It feels good to be back! The first game back on the home pitch was nice, obviously the result wasn’t, but I thought the performance was pretty good considering we were playing against a good side. It was nice to be back at Victoria Road and playing on the pitch again.”

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