Rainford opts to leave Daggers

13 May 2008 01:34
Dagenham & Redbridge have parted company with midfielder David Rainford, who has decided to take up the offer of a senior post at Barking Abbey School. The 29-year-old made 76 appearances during his two-year stay with the Daggers following his transfer from Bishop's Stortford, but thinks now is the right time to focus on his career outside football. Rainford told the club's official website: "There's a level of commitment required to play League Two football which I've managed to achieve this season alongside my job. "I've always said if I can't meet that 100 per cent I'd rather not play. But a return to part-time football will suit both my family and I. "Living locally, it was always my dream to play for Dagenham & Redbridge and my two years at the club have been nothing short of fantastic. I've still got a lot to give football, but I must look ahead and think of the future too. "I've got so many memories from my time at the club and I hope I've given the supporters some too. I hope the club continues to progress and the fans continue their amazing support."

Source: ESA