The Daggers are pleased to announce the return of experienced defender Gavin Hoyte on a one-year contract.

The 28-year-old played for The Daggers during the 2012/13 and 2013/2014 seasons where he made 68 appearances. In the Summer of 2014 the defender signed for Gillingham and played under now Daggers Manager Peter Taylor.

Hoyte spent last season at National League rivals Eastleigh FC where he made a total of 45 appearances.

“I spoke to Peter Taylor not too long ago and he told me what is happening” Hoyte said. “I know the Club is in a bit of a difficult situation at the minute, so it is time for me to step up and bring what I can to the Club.”

This will be the second time Hoyte will play under Peter Taylor, the recently appointed Daggers Manager gave his thoughts on the new signing, “Gavin is someone I know. I took him to Gillingham, so I know him very well.” said Taylor.

“At 28 years of age, he has played a lot of football so has got some good experience. He can play in three or four different positions and he is the type of player that we need in our situation. We need somebody with a bit more experience and somebody that can cover gaps for us.

“He is a very good professional and I am asking him to be a bit more vocal than what he would probably be in his career. I am delighted to have him, and he is the type that we are going to need.”

SOURCE: daggers.co.uk