Daggers boss delighted with defence in Millwall draw

John Still felt the performance of his back four was a big plus from Saturday’s FA Cup tie

Daggers boss John Still lavished praise on his defenders following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Millwall.

Stand-in captain Scott Doe was named as the sponsors’ man of the match and impressed alongside Michael Spillane at the heart of defence.

Abu Ogogo returned to the side at right-back after a three game suspension, while Femi Ilesanmi must have run Doe close for the man of the match award, following an impressive display at left-back.

And keeper Chris Lewington kept his sixth clean sheet of the season to ensure the replay and delight his manager.

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“I thought the back four were outstanding, absolutely outstanding,” said Still.

“I thought both full-backs stopped the majority of crosses from two dangerous players.

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“The two centre-halves were good and I can’t think of a save Chris had to make, so that tells me we put in a good performance.”

Daggers face a replay against their goal-shy Championship opponents next week.

And after matching the Lions for long periods on Saturday, Still see’s no reason why his side cannot progress to the fourth round for only the second time in the club’s history.

“Its 11 against 11, cup football, you’ve always got a chance whoever you are,” he insisted.

“We’ve put on a great performance, a great all-round team performance with one or two very good individual displays from young players.”

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