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Margate manager Jay Saunders aiming to bring Kadell Daniel back to Hartsdown Park

By Craig Tucker

Jay Saunders is hoping to bring Kadell Daniel back to Margate following a successful loan spell.

Daniel returned to Dover after scoring four times during his month at Hartsdown Park, including a cracking late winner against Bognor on Saturday.

He has international duty with Guyana coming up next week but Saunders will look to do something after that.

Margate manager Jay Saunders would like to bring Kadell Daniel back to Hartsdown Park Picture: Don Walker
Margate manager Jay Saunders would like to bring Kadell Daniel back to Hartsdown Park Picture: Don Walker

Daniel thanked the Gate boss for 'bringing me back to life' in a Twitter post and Saunders praised the exciting forward.

He said: "I've always tried to make players enjoy their football.

"You can look at people like Joe Pigott, Zavon Hines and others in the past at Maidstone.

"It's a case of making them enjoy their football, especially when you're talking about attacking players.

"They want to score goals and they want to be positive and excite people and that's what I said to Kadell when he came in.

"I said to him, 'I want you to come in and do this and that' and he's done that but, first and foremost, he had to have the work rate I thought was required, that was maybe missing at times in the side.

"He came in, the boys loved him, he fitted in well and in an ideal situation we get him back to the end of the season.

"He's been excellent and it's nice when you see things like he tweeted.

"It's good when players go away with good memories because they can recommend you to other players, it works both ways and hopefully he can kick on.

"To take him back on loan when he's not going to be here is a bit pointless.

"I spoke to Andy Hessenthaler (Whites boss) and we're going to have a chat once he's back off his international game and see if we can do something."

Saunders respects Daniel's willingness to drop down to the Bostik Premier in order to kickstart his career.

He added: "He's had a massive impact, he got player of the month, he scored four in his last four games and I knew the quality I was bringing in.

Kadell Daniel starred on loan at Margate Picture: Don Walker
Kadell Daniel starred on loan at Margate Picture: Don Walker

"For me, he should be playing higher than this league but what I loved about him is I've had a lot of players I've gone for who've said, whether it be them or their agents, that they don't want to drop to this level.

"He's done the opposite, he dropped, he's come in and shone and hopefully he'll kick on.

"It's the same with Tobi Sho-Silva.

"Two years ago he got 18 goals in the National League for Bromley but because of injuries he's been stop-start and he just wanted to come out and play football.

"Noel Leighton's the same, dropping down from Dagenham.

"That's what you want from these players.

"It's not about the level, rather than sitting in the stands you're better off out playing."

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