Still's pride as his Daggers continue play-off dreams

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was thrilled with his side s emphatic victory over Bradford City at the weekend. Second half goals from Sam Saunders, Ben Strevens and Paul Benson saw the Daggers continue their push for the play-offs and all but en

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was thrilled with his side's emphatic victory over Bradford City at the weekend, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.

Second half goals from Sam Saunders, Ben Strevens and Paul Benson saw the Daggers continue their push for the play-offs and all but end any hopes that Bradford had.

"In the second half we pushed our wide players higher up the pitch, and I think that once we scored, the team looked comfortable," said the boss, who was almost bursting with pride.

"The longer it went, the stronger it got and it was a fantastic result for us. This dream that we all have is continuing.


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"For Dagenham & Redbridge to beat Bradford in the Football League is unbelievable and makes me so proud to be manager of this club.

"It's been a fantastic season for us and the fairytale continues."

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Meanwhile, an emotional Bradford City manager Stuart McCall admitted he might well walk away from the club at the end of the season after his side's defeat.

McCall had stated prior to this match that he would leave Valley Parade is his side didn't make the play-offs, and this result left them four points away from seventh spot with just two games remaining.

"I'm going to sit down at the end of the season, I gave myself two years and have underachieved and failed," said the former Bantams player.

"Our wage budget is right up there with the top three definitely, but I've let the club down."

McCall walked over to the fans at the end of the game to speak with the travelling Bradford supporters, and revealed what he said afterwards.

"I just apologised for how things have worked out this season and today," he said.

"They have us great support, and when there's the tiniest glimpse of a chance of the play-offs, you've got to go for it."

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