Still full of praise for Accrington

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has praised Saturday s opponents Accrington Stanley after they avoided the threat of closure last week.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still has praised Saturday's opponents Accrington Stanley after they avoided the threat of closure last week.

The Lancashire club owed �308,000 to HM Revenue and Customs due to an unpaid tax bill, and could have gone out of business had they not met a deadline a week ago on Wednesday.

But they settled their account and despite the adversity off the field, on the playing front, Stanley have thrived in recent times, winning five out of six home matches.


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"Accrington are a club like ourselves, they don't get great crowds and probably go from week to week financially," said the boss, who expects to have Matt Lockwood back, though Danny Spiller remains on the sidelines.

"Everyone has to work hard for that club and I'm pleased that they've been able to sort themselves out.

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"It's a tough game for us, their home form is good. They are a hard-working, honest, well-organised team without any glaring individuals.

"Everyone had to do their bit in the last few weeks and the team has responded to what's happened off the pitch which is a credit to them."

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