Still wants Daggers to build on Barnet win

Dagenham & Redbridge boss feels his side are improving after their 3-0 win on Boxing Day

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still believes his squad can enjoy an improved second half to the season, after a 3-0 win over Barnet on Boxing Day took them out of the relegation zone.

Still’s side climbed above Plymouth and Northampton after registering their biggest victory of the campaign and their first league win since October 1.

The Daggers boss likes to assess his team’s progress by setting points targets throughout the season and feels, despite their poor recent run, his side are not far off where he would like them to be.

And Still hopes a win over his former club will be the springboard to push away from the bottom two.

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“We’re behind on the points that I felt we would have, but not by a lot. Not by anything that I would call significant,” he said.

“It’s now important that we perform like that every game. If we perform like that the rest will take care of itself.

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“The supporters can expect to see a competitive Dagenham & Redbridge between now and the end of the season. I think players are improving and the fitness is improving.

“It’s really difficult when you look at the amount of players in your team that you would think would be contributing week in, week out and we’ve not been able to do that.

“But we’re getting to that situation now and I think if we can contribute in most areas we can have a really good second half of the season.

“Between now and the end of the season we’re going to lose games, but I said to the players go and play like we want to play.

“We have the capability of doing that, so we now have to push on.”

Read more from John Still in Wednesday’s Barking & Dagenham Post

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