Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still cannot wait for trip to Lincoln City

PUBLISHED: 08:22 03 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:22 03 April 2017

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Stil (right)l and his coaching staff (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Stil (right)l and his coaching staff (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers boss excited to face promotion rivals Imps

Gavin Hoyte of Eastleigh and Elliot Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Gavin Hoyte of Eastleigh and Elliot Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still says he is eagerly anticipating tonight’s trip to National League promotion rivals Lincoln City.

The Essex club head into tonight’s clash fourth in the table, but just six points behind the Imps, who lead the way.

Defeat at Sincil Bank would end any lingering hopes Daggers of had of winning the title, while a victory would see Daggers edge closer to secure at least a play-off spot.

So with a lot on the line, it is no surprise to learn that a man as experienced as Still is looking forward to the game.

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Craig McAllister of Eastleigh (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Craig McAllister of Eastleigh (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

“Lincoln will be up there, but whether we were playing them or anyone, it’s really tough at the moment, mentally and physically,” he said.

“We have to deal with all the pressure and put in the best performance we can.

“It’s going to be a good game, a well supported game and a TV game (live on BT Sport 1, 7.45pm), so I’m looking forward to it.”

Still may have to alter his squad for the trip to Lincoln, though, with Daggers having beaten Eastleigh 4-0 on Saturday.

With such little time to recover, players who have only just returned from injury, like Curtley Williams and Luke Guttridge, may struggle to start against the Imps.

And Still is aware that he may have to use his squad and freshen things up for tonight’s game.

“We played Curtley and ‘Gutts’ against Eastleigh and brought Luke Howell on, so we’re trying to use those players not for 90 minutes all the time, but trying a find a way for them,” he added.

“Matt Robinson is probably ready to be involved, so that’s good, but we can’t play them all together.”

As for that win over Eastleigh, Daggers were in complete control as soon as Corey Whitely opened the scoring in the 26th minute.

Paul Benson and Whitely again struck within the following four minutes to put the Essex club in a commanding position, before the latter completed his hat-trick from the spot in the 61st minute.

Despite their dominant success which had the fans excited, Still says he felt it was not his team’s best display this season.

“I thought we played better against Forest Green, but we did well against Eastleigh,” he said.

“We had some good players and dominated the game, but most importantly we had a good team, so I was delighted with it.”

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