Still Bee-lieves in the play-off push
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has urged his side to go out all guns blazing and cement their place in the League Two play-offs. After Tuesday night s wonderful 3-1 victory over leaders Brentford, Daggers are currently sitting in the final play-o
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has urged his side to go out all guns blazing and cement their place in the League Two play-offs, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.
After Tuesday night's wonderful 3-1 victory over leaders Brentford, Daggers are currently sitting in the final play-off spot, ahead of Shrewsbury, who they host on the last day of the regular season, on goal difference.
With just two games remaining, starting at Notts County on Saturday, Still's men now have their destiny in their own hands.
"We've got two games left and I don't know how many points we need, but our form is such that we can afford to really go for it," roared the manager. "We play one way, we go and attack, and that's what we're going to do.
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"We have put ourselves in an unbelievable position and every credit not just to the players, but to everyone associated with this club who have worked so hard.
"To even be here and competing at this level is fantastic."
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Victoria Road was rocking as Daggers handed Brentford only their seventh defeat of the season on Tuesday, and it left Still the proudest he had ever been of this troops.
"We went for it and it was probably one of the best performances since I've been here," he beamed.
"The tempo was right, we were hungry, we were determined. I don't think a 2-0 lead at half time flattered us, I think it could have been better than that.
"We missed our key players like Solomon Taiwo, Peter Gain and Paul Benson for a while. They're back now and as they get fitter, the team gets better and as the team gets better, the results have been very positive."
Winger Sam Saunders grabbed his 13th goal of an incredible season to date, and his fourth in four games, but he too was full of praise for his team-mates.
"I couldn't single any player out, I think everyone was different class," he said.
"I'm really pleased with the result and it was another goal for me which was good. I'm on 13 now, which is getting into silly numbers for me, so I'm enjoying every minute of it.
"If you don't shoot you don't score and at the moment, everything I'm hitting seems to be going in!"
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