Still happy with Daggers at this stage but wants Moors!

PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 September 2017

Daggers Corey Whitely attacks against Scott McManus of Halifax Town (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers Corey Whitely attacks against Scott McManus of Halifax Town (pic David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still admits his side are where he expected them to be at this stage of the season, ahead of this weekend’s trip to Solihull Moors.

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

A 3-1 home win against Halifax Town last weekend saw them move back into third place in the National League table, having slipped to eighth after their 2-1 home defeat against Sutton last Tuesday.

And while Still admitted there is room for improvement, he feels he cannot complain too much with how they have fared so far. He said: “I always say it takes 8-10 games to get your season underway. Some teams start slow, some start quick but we have started how I would like us to have started.

“Previously I have started slower and won the league and I have also started quicker than this and not won the league.

“We have started well, and I think we have been very fortunate that we have put in some good performances and got enough points to keep us in and around the top group and that’s as much as I can hope for.”

Daggers make the trip to Birmingham at the weekend to face a side that has won just two games this season, and currently sit 23rd in the table.

However, Still knows if his side don’t perform to the best of their ability, anything can happen. He added: “We don’t change how we play whether it is at home or away.

“We want to keep the ball moving and use our pace that we have got in our team and if we do that whoever we come up against has to play well to beat us. If we don’t play well anything can happen.”

The Daggers chief boosted his prolific strikeforce last week with the addition of Chike Kandi from Bostik Premier side Leatherhead, and the 21-year-old made his first start in the win over Halifax after impressing off the bench against Sutton.

Still likes what he has seen so far from the former Woking frontman and believes he has the potential to develop once he acclimatises to his new surroundings.

“Our front two on Saturday were very sharp and Chike has just come in, but we need to get him fitter,” he added.

“Chike looked very sharp and quick but he will improve. We have got a lot of pace up front and even when we brought Mason Bloomfield on at the weekend I thought he did very well.”


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