Search

Burnett pleased with point, but wanted more attacking threat

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 January 2015

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Victoria Road boss discusses Matt Partridge’s injury and why Zavon Hines wasn’t included in the squad

Josh Ruffels of Oxford United and Joss Labadie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Josh Ruffels of Oxford United and Joss Labadie of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett was pleased with another clean sheet following the stalemate with Oxford, but disappointed they didn’t test Oxford United keeper Ryan Clarke more.

Neither side was about to create many clear cut opportunities at Victoria Road as the windy conditions affected both teams.

Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated after suffering an injury against Oxford United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Matt Partridge of Dagenham & Redbridge is treated after suffering an injury against Oxford United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Ashley Chambers had the best opportunity for the hosts following Ashley Hemmings superb ball into the box.

But Chambers could only side foot wide from close range with 18 minutes gone and it finished goalless.

“From a positive point of view it is another clean sheet. We didn’t really threaten their goal at all, but they didn’t threaten ours,” said Burnett.

“The wind, the weather and the conditions had a massive part to play in the game and it was a contrast to the first game between the two teams - a 3-3 draw in August.

“Neither team seemed to be able to get their foot on the ball and pass it. We had probably the best opportunity in the first half with Ashley Chambers.

“I have had the benefit of looking at it and Ashley should have done better. He should have at least hit the target.

“I spoke with the players and they are disappointed we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough. We had some long range efforts and some shots, but we didn’t test him enough.”

Matt Partridge was forced off after 70 minutes, pulling up when trying to receive a pass.

Damian Batt replaced him and Burnett admitted he hopes the injury isn’t serious, adding: “I don’t know about Matt. We will get a better idea in the next 24 to 48 hours, hopefully he’ll be ok.

“We have Damian Batt that can come in and do a more than adequate job, but lets hope Matt’s injury is not too serious.”

Zavon Hines was surprisingly left out from the match day squad, despite playing 60 minutes in a development game during the week.

But Burnett admitted he needs to be managed, just like Rhys Murphy was during his comeback from injury.

“We all want Zav back, but we have to be mindful that we need to manage the player,” he added.

“He wants to play, we want him to play. But we don’t want to rush him back too quickly. Sometimes it is not the injury that troubles you, but if you come back too quickly you can sometimes pick up a secondary injury.

“We are mindful of managing Zav. He played 60 minutes on Tuesday and he is not really up to speed yet so hopefully he gets more game time in the week and we can build from there.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

Yesterday, 14:00

Daggers yet to win at home in pre-season, but forward not overly concerned

Yesterday, 11:00

England Hockey would like to wish women’s team Head Coach Danny Kerry a speedy recovery after he suffered a heart attack during this month’s Hockey World League Semi Final event in South Africa.

Yesterday, 10:30

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

Yesterday, 09:00

A round-up of the latest matches involving Goresbrook teams

Tue, 17:30

Gale Street club begin pre-season friendlies at home to Romford on August 12

Tue, 16:30

Cricklefield club have brought in Michael Sherwood from Isthmian North club and more may follow

Tue, 13:30

Mid-Essex Premier Division: Match abandoned between Goresbrook (98-5) and Rettendon (93-5)

Tue, 13:00

Essex crickets set to take part in interactive Q&A session at local club

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now