John Still admits Daggers side weren’t good enough against Sutton United
PUBLISHED: 12:24 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:25 13 September 2017
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Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still believes his side were nowhere near good enough in their 2-1 defeat to Sutton United.
The Daggers early goal from Corey Whitely was cancelled out by the visitors Craig Dundas who scored on the stroke of half-time, before Kenny Davis sealed the three points for Sutton in the 91st minute at Victoria Road.
It’s a second straight defeat for the red and blue outfit meaning they drop from second to eighth in the National League table.
“I’m just disappointed with the whole show, I think from the front to the back we lacked energy, we lacked drive, we lacked quality and we never done enough to win the game,” Still said.
“I don’t think we deserved to lose, but we didn’t deserve to win.
“The reasons were we never showed enough of the qualities that we’ve showed in whatever we’ve done even when we’ve had a draw and when we’ve not been a great performance we’ve still showed quality.”
The manager admits his side didn’t play the way they have been all season and it ended up costing them three points.
“I thought that we had too many of our players not reach the levels that they’ve reached all season to be fair, even Saturday they’ve not reached that level.
“Saturday I think was our best performance of the season and we lost, but I think it was our best performance I really did, last night was a million miles away from that.
“I don’t really worry about what we did last week though I worry about the game and it wasn’t positive.”
Still is not panicking after suffering two defeats in a row as he feels the side played well in Saturday’s loss to Hartlepool.
“Forget Hartlepool because I thought we played terrific there and we didn’t play terrific (last night).”
New signing Chike Kandi replaced Elliot Romain in the 63rd minute and managed to produce a few good chances in his short time on the pitch.
“He done terrific, he’s come on and I thought he gave us a little bit of a lift if I’m being honest, but at the end of the day it’s a team game and the team done nowhere near enough to put in a performance that can secure a game.”