Rhys Murphy: Ex-Arsenal reserve joins Dagenham & Redbridge

Rhys Murphy

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed striker Rhys Murphy following his departure from Dutch second tier side Telstar.

Murphy is Daggers boss Wayne Burnett's second signing in two days following Torquay defender Brian Saah's arrival.

Former Arsenal trainee Murphy, 22, was released in June 2012 after four years on the staff at the Emirates.

He then joined Telstar on a 12-month deal, with an option for another year, scoring eight times in 26 league games.

Murphy has had two loan spells, at Brentford, in the 2009-10 campaign, and 2011-12 at Preston.

He made five league appearances for both teams (the majority of them coming off the bench) and is yet to register his first goal in England.

Murphy has been on trial during pre-season with the Daggers, having appeared in Saturday's friendly at Victoria Road against Crystal Palace.

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