RESCUE POINT FOR NEWPORT
“I was delighted with a point in the end,” said the former Northern Irish international.
“You want to win football matches but the position we’re in we can’t lose against these teams.
“We got off to the worst possible start – they were poor goals to concede.
“That’s disappointing but we’ll take the positives and I believe in these players.
“It was a fantastic comeback, we showed a never-say-die attitude and that’s what pleased me and by the end of it I thought there was only one side going to win it.
“It’s always good to get your debutants off to a flyer and they’ll get better game by game,” he added.
“John came on and was a bright spark and the same with Conor – it was a great finish.”
The late collapse, coupled with Yeovil’s win against Crawley, means the Daggers drop back into the bottom two.
But new coach Ian Culverhouse, brought in to assist boss John Still last week, praised his side’s defensive efforts and insisted that they will get stronger in the coming weeks.
“The way we defended and the attitude of the team was superb,” said Culverhouse. “The attitude and the desire they showed to throw their bodies in front of the ball was brilliant.
“It’s great that desire to defend but we do need to retain the ball.
“The boys are flat after conceding so late but we will get stronger because of this.
“We will put in a lot of work on the training ground now and look to improve.”
He added: “John is always busy in the transfer market – he’s got so many contacts in the game and I’m sure we will look to strengthen.”
STAR MAN JOSS LABAD