Search

Burnett believes duo will develop encouraging understanding up front

13:00 13 January 2015

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal versus Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal versus Bury (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 also praises Oxford following weekend stalemate

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal with manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal with manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett is sure Rhys Murphy and Jamie Cureton will develop a good partnership together.

Murphy netted in the 1-0 win against Bury on January 3, but Cureton hasn’t scored since the two-goal success at Gigg Lane at the end of November.

Jamie Cureton's last goal for Dagenham & Redbridge was against Bury on November 29 (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton's last goal for Dagenham & Redbridge was against Bury on November 29 (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

The talented duo have started the last two matches together and showed snippets of a blossoming partnership.

But they didn’t link up as much as you would expect in the goalless draw with Oxford United on Saturday.

Burnett is still sure they will form a good partnership, he said: “I think Jamie and Rhys are both very intelligent players.

“I thought they might be a bit too similar because they both like playing on the shoulder, but Rhys will come into the pocket a little bit more.

“I think they are both clever enough to form that partnership and form that relationship.

“I think they are both very clever so I don’t see why they can’t form a good partnership.”

Daggers didn’t have one shot on target against Oxford last weekend, but did seem the team most likely to score at Victoria Road.

Ashley Chambers should have put them ahead after 18 minutes, but missed from close range. But not many other clear cut opportunities were created by either side.

And Burnett felt Michael Appleton’s team deserved some praise following the stalemate.

“Lets not take anything away from Oxford. They have come here and defended very well,” he added.

“They have got some very good players. The likes of Danny Hylton and Will Hoskins, who is getting back to fitness, and two or three others.

“You look at their squad and they have got some very good players so we’ll give them some credit as well because they have come here and given us a game.

“It wasn’t the flowing football that both Michael and I would like to seen played, but on the face of it a draw was probably a fair result.”

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, 12:10
Lakeside Hammers newcomer Lewis Kerr, seen racing for King's Lynn, is keen to keep progressing at Purfleet on his return from injury (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Kerr keen to keep progressing

Yesterday, 08:00
England Hockey, the ECB and England Netball are working together on an landmark project called Team Up for upcoming home Women'’s World Cups (pic: RSK Ghowry)

Women’s sport to take centre stage in England

Mon, 16:30
West Ham captain Mark Noble (inside, right) cuts the ribbon at the new Stadium Store alongside Josh Cullen (far, right) and young goalkeeper Sam Howes (far, left) (pic: WHUFC).

Young midfielder reflects on Hammers new home, getting back to pre-season and Euro 2016

Mon, 16:13
Alex Danson celebrates a hat-trick against New Zealand at the Champions Trophy (pic: Ravi Ghowry)

Women end Champions Trophy with a win

Mon, 15:30
Paul Walter celebrates taking a wicket for Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Local all-rounder could be involved in T20 competition again after Eagles decide against recruiting another overseas player

Mon, 15:16
Dagenham & Redbridge have confirmed they are in talks with three parties regarding investment (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Daggers release statement following much speculation over past week

Sunday, June 26, 2016
The England team celebrate after winning the Rugby Under-20 World Cup Final at the AJ Bell Stadium (pic: PA)

England 45 Ireland 21

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Ravi Bopara makes a run for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Bopara’s men beat the rain to make it back-to-back wins

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe