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Burnett: Everyone will be needed

13:00 25 December 2014

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

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

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Daggers hoping to bounce back against Stevenage

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett has told his players that they will all be needed over the congested Christmas period.

Stevenage Borough come to Victoria Road tomorrow for an earlier than normal 2pm kick-off.

Burnett and his players then make the short trip to Roots Hall, two days later, to play Southend United on December 28.

Daggers boss has insisted that all of his squad could be used and is confident they will get back to winning ways soon.

“We will have to see if we will make changes for Boxing Day,” said Burnett following their 3-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

“We are going to need everyone. I have spoke to the players and said everyone is going to be needed.

“We have a busy Christmas period, but I have no doubt whatsoever about this group of players.

“Just by speaking to them we are convinced we will turn this around, we have no doubts whatsoever.

“We not only have a good squad as players, but as a group. We are very tight knit and there is togetherness.

“If you go in the changing room they are all disappointed, but they understand without each other it doesn’t work.”

Burnett would love for his side to bounce back following last weekend’s loss at Home Park by picking up just a sixth league win at Victoria Road in 2014.

He believes Stevenage will pose a tough test, but is certain Daggers are improving ahead of their final home match of the year.

“It would be great to bounce back straight away,” added Burnett.

“We are not too down in the dumps about the Plymouth defeat. Of course we are disappointed, because we got beat and we don’t like to get beat.

“But some of the patterns of play suggest we are not too far away really.

“Stevenage are not too far away from us in the table either and Graham Westley is an experienced manager.

“He is going to bring a team that is very competitive and we will have to be ready.”

Following his encouraging cameo against the Pilgrims, Rhys Murphy can expect to feature against Stevenage and Southend.

The forward might not be ready to play the full 90 minutes yet, but is certainly in Burnett’s plans.

He added: “Rhys is finding his feet and finding his way back. We need to make sure we don’t overdo him too much.

“He probably thinks he is ready to play and the enthusiasm is getting him through, but we have got to be mindful and look after him to make sure he isn’t getting injured again.”

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