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Burnett: I understand fans frustration

09:30 19 November 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett is confronted by fans at the end of their FA Cup defeat at Southport (pic: Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett is confronted by fans at the end of their FA Cup defeat at Southport (pic: Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers boss disappointed with FA Cup exit and admits a good cup run would have benefited club massively

Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge receives a red card against Southport (pic:Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO).Luke Howell of Dagenham & Redbridge receives a red card against Southport (pic:Greig Bertram/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett conceded his side came up short in their FA Cup first round replay defeat to Conference Premier Southport yesterday.

The Victoria Road outfit suffered a two-goal loss to exit the competition, conceding twice at the start of the second half to continue their sorry run of form.

Luke Howell was given a straight red card just before the break and the Daggers boss felt that was the turning point.

He also admitted he sympathises with supporters, who are understandably growing frustrated with the situation the club finds themselves in.

“I wouldn’t be happy,” said Burnett when asked about the reaction from the Daggers faithful after he went over to speak to the 53 travelling fans at the end of the match.

“You have travelled all this way, spent all that money why would you be happy?

“I tried to go over to them and chat with them at the end because I feel their frustration, I do.

“I am not trying to justify it because we have been beaten but we have had a man sent off.

“We are not in any danger up until that point and it has changed the complexion of the game. I can understand their frustration and their anger.”

Burnett admitted a cup run could have been massive for the football club – with them set to earn even more money in the second round had they progressed due to the BBC selecting them for their live Final Score Programme coverage.

However, it wasn’t to be and the Daggers boss was left disappointed.

“A cup run would mean everything to this football club from a financial point,” he added.

“People know that our finances are tight and our resources are tight and a cup run would have been really good for this football club.

“We were looking to progress with a home tie in the second round but we haven’t done that. Southport have beaten us 2-0 and we have come up short.”

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