Clark Calls For More From Heeds’ Play-Off Hunters!

Ben Clark hopes his Gateshead side are only going to get better - and says they have as good a chance as anyone of making the top seven.

The Heed are into the play-off places after getting the better of Dagenham & Redbridge.

The 2-0 win in East London was secured thanks to a double from fans’ favourite Steven Rigg.

Rookie boss Clark stepped up when Steve Watson took up a job offer at York City last month.

But the club’s legendary defender doesn’t think the off-field distractions have had a big impact of his players.

“The lads have been fantastic,” said the manager, who saw his team rise to sixth over the weekend.

“They do say it’s the sign of a good team when you win while not being at your best and I don’t think we were firing on all cylinders.

“There’s more to come but what a great result is for us against a difficult side.

“We’re in the mix and I think we played well in the second half. We aired a few views at full-time and it had the desired effect.”

Clark added: “We’re up there on merit and it’s great for the club.

“We work hard for each other and any side who does that has a great chance of doing well.”

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