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Burnett hails massive performance

13:45 15 October 2014

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett at Accrington Stanley. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO.

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett at Accrington Stanley. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO.

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Daggers boss pleased with second half at weekend

Ade Yusuff scores the second Daggers goal against Accrington Stanley. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTOAde Yusuff scores the second Daggers goal against Accrington Stanley. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett praised his side for delivering a massive performance at the Crown Ground to beat Accrington Stanley on Saturday.

West Ham loanee Sean Maguire had given John Coleman’s team a first half lead, but half-time substitute Ade Yusuff turned the game on its head.

The forward scored two brilliant goals – his first for Daggers and in the Football League – to earn the win and Burnett praised Yusuff, but admitted if he carries on scoring, the Victoria Road outfit might have to sell him.

“Yes it was brilliant and I don’t know where he got that from,” joked the Daggers boss.

“Ade was working in Wagamama four weeks ago, or less than that I believe, and he has come in and is a Football League player now.

“He has scored Football League goals and you can’t take that away from him. We see something in him and we watched him, we monitored him and we managed to get him.

“He has come in and hasn’t done himself any harm has he? I am worried now that if he scores too many goals we will have to sell him, that is the problem you have.”

Burnett changed from his usual formation of 4-3-3 at the Crown Ground, selecting to play two up front instead.

Christian Doidge came in to the side to partner Jamie Cureton, but struggled to impose himself on the match and was subbed at the break.

But Daggers came out a different side in the second half and Burnett felt it took a massive performance to beat an in-form Stanley team.

He added: “We had a game plan and we changed our shape slightly and it has worked.

“We have come to an Accrington side, who are top of the form table.

“They had won five out of their last six games and John Coleman has come here and lifted them. He is a good manager and to get three points is a massive performance from us.”

Although Daggers didn’t perform too well in the first period, Burnett was pleased they were able to secure the points.

He also praised goalkeeper Mark Cousins for two crucial saves towards the latter part of the game.

Cousins pushed away an effort from Stanley’s Luke Joyce before he prevented Scott Doe from scoring an own goal with a sliced clearance.

“A much needed three points,” added Burnett. “We didn’t perform particularly well in the first half. We had one or two chances, but Stanley were probably better.

“But we came out in the second half and looked a totally different team and got two goals.

“Mark Cousins has had to pull off two decent saves, but a bit of luck has gone our way I guess.”

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