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Dagenham champions Scott Griffiths and Paul Benson, along with ex-League players like Luke Guttridge, Premier League youngsters Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, from West Ham, and Norwich loanee Cameron McGeehan, to break the back of the division.
“When I came into the club I felt there was dejection, but next season is going to be more elation,” says Still.
“Our support as it is now will be a massive asset to us in League Two.
“Players are coming into sup- port that is upbeat and anxious to get behind them.The whole place has been uplifted because of the efforts of these players.
“Once we got the support and the playing side all on an even keel, we become a better team and a better club for it.
“The civic reception on Sunday was enormous. When you look around the ground and you look around Luton as a town, everyone has got a smile on their face. A year ago it wasn’t quite like that.”
In the autumn of his career, Still knows he might not be around to oversee all of the Premier League signatories’ rise to what he hopes will eventually see them return to the second tier they last experienced in 2007.
“After eight years, I felt the time was right for me to leave Dagenham, but it had to be for what I thought was a big challenge,” says Still.
“I knew the result of failure and also the result of success. It couldn’t have worked out any better.
“However long I’m part of this journey, I don’t know. But what I do know is that in years to come, if this club can keep progressing, I want to be able to look back and say,‘You know what, I was there when that started’.
“That is the thing that gives me a buzz, because I do actually think that the Luton story has only just restarted.
“There are lots of good people behind it and gradually the club can rebuild itself into what it thinks is its correct level.”