LABADIE HUNGRY TO MAKE AMENDS
BOSS Wayne Burnett believes Joss Labadie has ‘got the bit between his teeth’ after slotting back into the Dagenham & Redbridge midfield following a six-month ban.
Labadie was found guilty by the FA of biting Stevenage defender Ronnie Henry’s hand in March, though he had denied the charge.
It was the second time he had been found guilty of such an offence, having been suspended for ten matches and fined £2,000 last year while playing for Torquay.
But the 25-year-old made his Daggers comeback in their 2-2 draw withYork City at the end of last month, and Burnett is confident Labadie will seize his fresh chance.
“It’s something he wants to put behind him now and get on with his football,” said Burnett. “It’s like bringing a new player into the squad.
“He’s been out for a long period of time but he’s come back and for the last two or three games he has driven the team forward.
“He’s got the bit between his teeth, he’s got the hunger, and he wants to get on with his career now. He’s a young man and he wants to look forwards now instead of back.”