Uddin: Bengal boys are doing well

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 July 2015

Anwar Uddin in action for Dagenham & Redbridge during his playing days (pic: Joseph Toth/TGSPHOTO).

Anwar Uddin in action for Dagenham & Redbridge during his playing days (pic: Joseph Toth/TGSPHOTO).

Joseph Toth/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Former Dagenham & Redbridge captain reflects on pre-season campaign so far

Sporting Bengal United manager Anwar Uddin is pleased with how pre-season training has gone so far.

The former West Ham United youngster became manager of the Essex Senior League club in May, but is happy with progress.

Although Bengal have only been training for a short while, they played a friendly against Football Beyond Borders last weekend and romped to a 9-1 victory.

“It has been an experience for me these last few weeks. It has been nice to go back home to the 3G pitch at Stepney,” said Uddin.

“That is where it all started for me in terms of my football career, but pre-season has been good.

“We have had so many numbers turning up for training and a lot of the players from last season have returned, plus loads of new people.”

Uddin has had the challenge of managing various players who are currently fasting for Ramadan and believes it has brought out a positive effect from his squad.

He added: “I have been really impressed with the attitude of the players. We have had some of the hottest days of the year and lads are turning up fasting and still wanting to do everything.

“People are turning up who aren’t fasting as well, but they have an understanding for those that are and it is brilliant to see.

“It’s far from ideal having players fasting, but the way everyone has handled it has already united us and it has added to the team ethic at the club.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News


The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” will debut on Netflix from April 20 with two new episodes weekly.


England manager Gareth Southgate says ‘now is not the time for us to take centre-stage’ in an address to the nation as The FA outline their plan to inform, entertain and empower millions of fans and followers.

Boxers representing Great Britain have won 18 gold medals (16 men, 2 women) between 1908 and 2016 ad we look at those who have come good over these years.

Yesterday, 18:49

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 18:00

In the second of a series of interviews with county cricket captains, the PA news agency has spoken to new Essex captain Tom Westley.

Yesterday, 17:00

With sport shutting down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with a 40-question Friday quiz?

Yesterday, 16:42

Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev has been postponed, it has been announced.

Yesterday, 16:03

The Premier League has issued a statement confirming that the season will not start at the beginning of May, while clubs have agreed to consult their players on taking wage cuts and deferrals.


Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser