John Still on Dagenham clashTown boss John Still admitted it will be a weird experience coming up against his former club Dagenham & Redbridge tomorrow evening.
The Hatters aim to make it six successive wins in League 2 against the Daggers, who Still spent over 13 years with across two spells.
And while the two clubs met in a pre-season friendly last summer, the first competitive meeting between the two clubs since the manager’s switch to Kenilworth Road will be a strange but exiciting one, Still said.
“It’s a weird feeling. It’s not one I was particularly looking forward to playing but I am now,” the manager admitted at his Monday press conference.
“I don’t really look for results, as such, but [Dagenham’s] is probably the first result I look for, that and West Ham.
“I always want them to do well because what that club has achieved over the last 10 years is a miracle.
“That’s not just down to me. I think it’s a miracle on the resources they do it on. Players have been sold and that’s really kept the club going.
“They haven’t got loads of supporters but they’re loyal supporters and people behind the scenes work terrifically hard.
“I had a great time there playing and managing.”
Still’s successor Wayne Burnett guided the Daggers to a ninth place finish in his first full season at Victoria Road and the two remain very good friends.
“I speak to Wayne possibly every day…I haven’t today, thought,” Still continued. “We haven’t spoken and we probably won’t because that’s the nature of the game.
“The game is the only thing that’s important, nothing else.
“The manager is someone I brought in as a coach and recommended him for the job.
“Wayne is a top manager. He’s a young manager that’s learning and I think he’ll develop into a really, really good manager.
“As much as I want Wayne to make a success of what he’s doing, as much as I wanted Dagenham to have great success, I’ve got to beat them. That’s just the job, it’s nothing personal.”
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