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Dagenham & Redbridge FC Player Profiles

Posted 8th August 2016 at 08:14 pm

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Southend born Paul, was initially spotted by Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still in July 2005 playing for White Ensign of the Essex Olympian League where he scored 107 goals in 65 games.

His first year with the Daggers was interrupted by a broken leg. However, upon his return he finished as top scorer in the Conference as the Daggers won the title in 2007.

He continued to find the net in the Football League and scored the opener for the Club in the 2010 Play-Off final at Wembley against Rotherham, earning the Daggers promotion to League One.

League One Charlton Athletic paid a six figure fee to take him to the Valley at the end of August 2010. He scored 10 goals in 27 appearances for Charlton in his first season but was transferred to Paolo Di Canio’s Swindon Town as part of a swap deal in exchange for Leon Clarke in January 2012.

Eleven goals in 22 appearances for the Robins helped secure the League Two title. Paul scored 2 goals in seven games on loan to Portsmouth and 4 goals in 16 for Cheltenham on loan before linking up again with John Still at Luton.

He played a key role as Luton won promotion to League Two, scoring 17 league goals and assisting 14 others throughout the 2013–14 season.

Another broken leg restricted his Football League appearances for Luton and he was released at the end of the 2015/6 season, rejoining the Daggers and John Still on 8th August 2016.

Career History