Boreham Wood have announced the appointment of former Dagenham and Redbridge coach Terry Harris as the club’s new assistant manager.

Harris was part of John Still’s coaching team at the Daggers, helping the club gain promotion from the Ryman League to League One.

Harris has worked alongside the experienced Still for fifteen years and the duo also guided Luton Town back into League 2 after five seasons away.

Speaking to Boreham Wood’s website, Harris said: “I have known the Chairman Danny Hunter for many, many years and I have got the upmost respect and admiration for what he has done at Boreham Wood because I know what it takes to take a smaller club through the leagues.

“As I said, I have got a lot of respect for Danny and how he has built the club up and now hopefully we can push on and take it to another stage.

“I have known Luke (Garrard) through the system, I knew him as a player and now he is taking his initial first steps into management and doing very well at the same time.”

Harris also worked alongside former Gillingham and Crystal Palace boss Peter Taylor for nine years earlier in his career and he believes his experience will aid the National League side in the long run.

He said: “I can bring experience with me because I have been very fortunate during my time with John Still.

“I was also number two to Peter Taylor for nine years and I know what you have to do to build a winning side and to create a winning mentality.

“And as I said, I have been fortunate in the clubs that I have been with, take Dagenham for instance; We got out of the Ryman League and then we got out of the Conference, as it was called then.

“We also then went one step further and took Dagenham into League One in the Play-off final against Rotherham as well.

“I have been at Luton and taken them out of the Conference too, so I know what it takes to be successful and hopefully we can push Boreham Wood forward.”