Date: 6th August 2014 at 8:36pm
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Dagenham and Redbridge have pulled out of the deal offering striker Christian Doidge a deal as it seems the conditions of the trial changed.

In quotes carried by London24 manager Wayne Burnett confirmed that he had initially taken the player on trial because he believed we would be free to sign him without a fee being involved, if he impressed, and having offered him a deal, it has since transpired that his club, Carmarthen Town, do in fact want a fee for him.

During his time with us, 21 year old Doidge scored two goals in three games.

‘We offered Christian a deal and was told he would be able to leave on a free to a higher league club, but that’s not the case. I asked before his trial whether he would be available on a free otherwise we wouldn’t be able to afford him and I was told he was available. We wouldn’t have pursued the deal otherwise.’

Burnett goes on to say that he spoke to the striker last Thursday about doing a deal, and he was up for it and even confirmed he was under the impression he could move on a free as well, so this latest development is a blow to all.

The gaffer said that with us not being able to meet a valuation, they were more than willing to give his current club a sell on fee for the future, but after several attempts to speak to their chairman, we have no choice but to give up now.

‘I have tried to get in contact with the club to discuss the issue but the chairman isn’t answering his phone or responding to text messages, so we’re not pursuing him any further.’

Shame for all concerned really.