Davis hails Dagnall's return to Leyton Orient.
Steve Davis has described Chris Dagnall as a ‘rash’ to opposition defences. The 30-year-old striker marked his first return to Leyton Orient with a rare win at the Matchroom Stadium and although he didn’t get on the scoresheet himself, his work ethic attracted warm applause from both sets of supporters. Crewe won 2-0 thanks to goals from Cooper and Davis to move back into the top seven in League Two.
Following the 2-0 victory in London at the weekend, Steve said: “One of the key things we needed to get the three points was hard work and no-one typified that more than Daggers.
“It was one of the most pleasing things of the day that we were able to get the result for him and although he didn’t get a goal himself, his work rate and effort was first class for the team.
“His performance was appreciated not only by our own fans but by the Orient fans as well. They could see the effort he put in for us. He doesn’t give a defender a chance to breathe.
“He is constantly after them, pressing and he is like a rash. He just keeps on going. Even when we took Ryan (Lowe) off to protect him and went with one up front, he still chased everything.
He added: “It was a great team effort and Daggers and Lowey set the example from the front.”