Still: We can carry on our promotion charge
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still believes his side have what it takes to maintain their promotion push this season. Daggers have started the campaign in tremendous fashion and sit second in the table, with 19 points to their name from eight games.
by MIKE SIMMONDS
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still believes his side have what it takes to maintain their promotion push this season.
Daggers have started the campaign in tremendous fashion and sit second in the table, with 19 points to their name from eight games.
The match with Burton Albion on Saturday was their 100th as a Football League club, so their attacking style of play is no longer a surprise to opposition teams, but Still insists they can overcome any obstacles.
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"I think the one thing that everyone knows is we attack," he said.
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"That's what we do, we try to attack people. We like to get the ball to our wide areas and we like to cross the ball.
"I think teams do recognise that and sometimes teams really work hard to stop you.
"They (Burton) set their team up to try and play a touch higher with their attacking players, so they've done their work on us and that's every credit to them.
"But we've overcome that. People are trying to stop us doing what we do, but we are still getting wins. We're not going to score five every week, but we want to try and win every week."
Daggers had to ride their luck at times on Saturday, as Burton missed a penalty, had skipper Guy Branston sent off, and then saw a goal chalked off for offside in the second half.
But the visitors defence once again held up well in the face of some constant pressure, and the manager was delighted with his side's defensive capabalities.
"They have just been promoted, they have a decent record and I think it was a really tough game," said Still.
"We got the early goal and then both teams had to battle hard. I was pleased that as the away team, although they had a penalty, which I think that everyone, even their players and management, didn't think was one, that we survived and Tony (Roberts) didn't have too much work.
"That's a great testament to our two midfield players, and our back four.
"I was absolutely delighted not to concede a goal against a team who are still on a bit of a high after winning promotion.
"Sometimes, away from home, you have to work hard, but everyone put in a performance of great determination."
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