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Dagenham & Redbridge: John Still vents anger at display as Daggers fall to defeat at Tranmere Rovers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 November 2017

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers suffered a 2-0 defeat on Merseyside and their boss was far from happy

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still admits he was let down by his team’s display as the Essex club were beaten 2-0 away to Tranmere Rovers in the National League.

First-half goals from James Norwood and Oliver Norburn gave Rovers all three points as Daggers’ winless run on the road hit 10 games in all competitions.

The result also saw the Victoria Road outfit slip outside the play-off places in the division, and Still did not hide his anger at his side’s performance.

“We’d had a break and I thought we’d be a bit refreshed. I went to Tranmere quite confident, but from the first kick of the ball, we were poor,” he told the club website.

“First half we were very poor, but in the second half we were a lot, lot better.

“We did OK in the second half and took the game to them, but it’s not good enough (overall) and I’m really disappointed because the team represents the manager, but they didn’t represent me at Tranmere, not at all.”

For Tranmere’s opener at Prenton Park, Norwood weaved his way through the Daggers defence, before firing past custodian Mark Cousins.

However, Norwood’s task was made slightly easier with away skipper Scott Doe losing his footing just as the Rovers attacker bore down at goal.

It was perhaps a touch unfortunate for the Essex club to concede the goal in such a manner.

But Still avioded taking the easy route out and did not blame the misfortune for the loss, and reiterated his view that his side were simply not up to scratch on Merseyside.

“The slip for the first goal was unlucky, but the performance is a performance, and for me the performance wasn’t good enough,” he added.

“It could have been more than 2-0 at half time, but in the second half we matched everything they did.

“The disappointing thing for me is that we go from good games, like against Macclesfield Town, Wrexham and Maidenhead United, and then produce 45 minutes of rubbish at Tranmere.”

The result saw Daggers slip eight points off leaders Dover Athletic with 19 games gone.

After 19 games last season, Daggers were 10 points off then leaders Forest Green Rovers, though Mark Cooper’s side had played a game more.

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