DAGGERS ARE FOR THE HIGH JUMP WITH DALTON
COMMONWEALTH champion Dalton Grant has been added to the Dagenham & Redbridge backroom staff and hopes his experience of dealing with high-pressure situations can rub off on the players.
The former high jumper won gold when Kuala Lumpur staged the Games in 1998. He also competed at three Olympics.
Recently, he has worked with individual players including Luton Town’s highly-rated former West Ham midfielder, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, and Mansfield forward Rakish Bingham.
But Grant now believes he can make a notable difference to the whole of Wayne Burnett’s League Two squad at Victoria Road.
“I’ve worked with football players on an individual basis for quite some time now, but hopefully I can provide extra support to the team and add something a little bit different to what the club already has,” said the 48-year-old.
“As an athlete I had to deal with plenty of pressure and hopefully the players will want to learn from my experiences at the top level.
“It’s a very talented bunch of players at the club, but you can’t be complacent.
“For some players it may just be a few little things that need working on.
“It’s all in the detail, but hopefully I can have a good impact on the squad.”
GRANT PAYS OFF: Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games high jumper Dalton Grant is working with League Two Dagenham