LEE CLARK reflected on a third straight draw for Town at Dagenham and Redbridge last night and said: “We created more than enough chances to have won.”
Tom Clarke’s first goal of the season in the 28th minute was cancelled out by a controversial 58th-minute penalty put away by Danny Green.
Stand-in centre-back Lee Peltier, deputising for illness-hit Jamie McCombe, was penalised for handball, and Clark added: “I’ll have to look at the DVD before I make any comment.
“But what I can say is that it was poor play from us leading up to the incident, because having pushed our big guys up front, we played a silly short ball to invite them (Dagenham) on.
“Having said that, their goalkeeper was the man-of-the-match and that tells the story of the game, because we had the opportunities and hit the woodwork.
“But after two hard-fought draws against Oldham and Bournemouth, we wanted to come here and win, and we need to start turning one point into three.”
As well as recalling scorer Clarke, fit again following an ankle injury, and including Danny Cadamarteri in his starting side, manager Clark gave Chris Atkinson a full debut.
“I thought he did really well and bore out the opinion I’ve always held of him,” said Clark of the 19-year-old midfielder.
Town are still awaiting a verdict on Gary Naysmith’s calf injury and will run tests on McCombe, with Clark saying: “That’s the third time Jamie has been out with illness.
“Perhaps his immune system is down, and we’ll look into ways of getting that sorted out.”
Town face London opposition again on Saturday when FA Cup heroes Leyton Orient visit the Galpharm Stadium.