Scott Doe has played for over ten clubs with teams like Dagenham & Redbridge, Boreham Wood, Billericay Town and many more. He made over 300 appearances for Dagenham & Redbridge and it was where he enjoyed playing the most. Now, Doe is a pundit for BT Sport covering the Vanarama National League in one of the most thrilling leagues in English football. I asked Doe about representing England C, his thoughts on the National League this season and more.
In your career, you had three spells with Dagenham & Redbridge. What was it like at the Chigwell Construction Stadium after making over 300 appearances for the Daggers?
‘Playing at Dagenham & Redbridge was of course my best time in football at a club which I had a couple of spells with. I ended up playing around 330 games for them and there were many high moments. It’s a fantastic club with great fans and I appreciate them massively, especially John Still for giving me my Football League debut and many more great memories there.’
You have played for over ten different clubs during your career – has there been one highlight during that time?
‘The highlight during my career is definitely winning at Wembley Stadium for Dagenham & Redbridge when we got promoted to League One from League Two. You cannot top playing and winning at Wembley.’
Back in 2009, you were called up by England C by Paul Fairclough. How proud were you to represent your country after coming on against Malta?
‘I was extremely proud to represent my country and I loved every minute of it. We won 4-0 but afterwards, I got my move to Dagenham & Redbridge into the Football League so I wasn’t eligible to play for England C again after that move.’
Today, you are a pundit for BT Sport covering the Vanarama National League. After finishing playing, what path did you want to go down in particular?
‘After playing football, I always wanted to work within the media side of the game. A lot of people said coaching but I love the media side of things and I always have done. I really enjoy working for BT Sport – they are a fantastic company and they have great coverage of the National League.’
The fifth tier is notoriously one of the most difficult divisions to get out of and Wrexham, Notts County and Chesterfield are the main contenders for the title this season. Who do you think will gain promotion to the Football League and which team have you been impressed by the most this season?
‘At the start of the season, I went with Chesterfield to be promoted because everyone else was going for Wrexham. I have to say I believe it will be between Notts County and Wrexham. I think Notts County might win the title just because Wrexham have far more pressure on them as a club and everyone treats it as a cup final playing them. Notts are the team I have been most impressed by with the way they play out from the back no matter what – it is great to see and they are very good at doing it and they create lots of chances.’
A massive thank you to Scott Doe (@doey04 on Instagram) for making the time for this interview.