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Burnett calls for side to ‘get better’ ahead of Accrington away day

17:00 09 October 2014

Daggers manager Wayne Burnett on the touchline against Exeter City. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Daggers manager Wayne Burnett on the touchline against Exeter City. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Daggers boss asking for players to improve form or face a relegation dogfight

Daggers captain Abu Ogogo looks on after Exeter's equaliser (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Daggers captain Abu Ogogo looks on after Exeter's equaliser (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett has called for the players to get better ahead of this weekend’s trip to Accrington Stanley.

The Victoria Road outfit lost 2-0 to League One Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night and suffered a disappointing defeat to Exeter in the league last Friday.

Those result ended the momentum Daggers had built during a two-game unbeaten run against Cheltenham (1-1) and York City (2-0 victory).

And Burnett has called for his squad to get better or face a relegation dogfight, with Daggers 19th in the table.

“We need to be better, we need to be more resilient, we need to be better as a group,” said Burnett.

“The back four needs to defend better, front men need to score more goals and we need to be better as a whole.

“We have to replicate the resilience (we showed against Cheltenham and York), otherwise we are going to be in a relegation dogfight and we don’t want that.

“We want to be up there in a comfortable position but if we keep throwing leads away that isn’t going to happen.”

Burnett has been frustrated with Daggers’ inability to play for 90 minutes, after they performed excellently during the first half against Exeter, before defending for the majority of the second period on Friday.

“We seem to play well for 45 minutes and then not so well,” Burnett admitted.

“You have to play for 90 plus minutes and we haven’t done that against Exeter.”

Skipper Abu Ogogo believes Daggers must pick up points against Accrington on Saturday.

The 24-year-old also believes they must stop chucking away leads, like they did against Exeter.

Ogogo said: “The performances haven’t been too bad. We just need to start taking our chances and getting results on the board. Hopefully against Accrington we can go 1-0 up and hold out.

“When you are playing the teams in and around you, you want to get three points so hopefully we can do that against Accrington on Saturday.”

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