Still out to end Burton's run

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still is hoping to end Burton Albion s four-match unbeaten run when the two sides meet at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday. The Brewers, who won promotion from the Blue Square Premier last season, have enjoyed an impressiv

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still is hoping to end Burton Albion's four-match unbeaten run when the two sides meet at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.

The Brewers, who won promotion from the Blue Square Premier last season, have enjoyed an impressive start to life in the Football League and are currently 10th in the table.

Paul Peschisolido's men have picked up decent away draws at Notts County and Bradford City in their last two matches, but Daggers, who will be playing their 100th league game, will be gunning for victory.

"They have acquitted themselves well," said Still, whose Daggers side have never lost at Burton, winning three and drawing two of their five encounters.


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"I remember from our Conference days, they are a really good side and I'm pleased that they came up. Like us, they weren't one of the big boys, so it's every credit to them. I can't think of a game that we've had that I've thought it is going to be easy.

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"All the away games we've had have been tough, but I'm pleased we got results at Crewe and Cheltenham, so if we can get something at Burton, I'll be delighted.

"We will go as we always do, and that is to try and attack, and try and win."

Daggers maintained their 100 per cent record at Victoria Road this season, with a 2-1 victory over Chesterfield on Saturday, courtesy of a stunning goal from Paul Benson.

The striker produced a sublime volley into the top corner from the edge of the box, as Still saw his side defeat a Spireites team that many fancy for promotion. "People saw (Fernando) Torres do that last year, and Benson's technique was every bit as good," glowed Still.

"It was terrific, it was a good win, against a good side. We have to be on it from the start to beat teams, and that's what we were on Saturday."

Still himself earned the plaudits on Saturday too, as he was named the Coca-Cola League Two manager of the month for August.

In that time, he led Daggers to four league wins from five matches, but was quick to brush aside any personal praise. "Whenever a manager wins an individual honour, it's the work of everyone," he said.

"You need all the people at the club to help you out, so it's real team effort."

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Former Millwall midfielder Danny Spiller completed his move to Daggers on a short-term deal last week, but Still has insisted he will take time out before looking at adding any more faces to his squad. "I just need to stand still for a minute and maybe things will happen," said the boss, who isn't expected to continue his interest in midfielder Will Hendry.

"I want to assess my squad and look at the injuries as both Mark Nwokeji and Hakeem Araba are out for a while.

"Technically, the squad are two players short, but I'm going to stand still and have a look, rather than it being a rushed decision."

Meanwhile, Daggers midfielder Harlee Dean has extended his stay with Blue Square South side Braintree for another month.

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