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Burnett praises Daggers after ‘vital’ victory

15:00 26 November 2014

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

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

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Manager’s switch from usual tactics pays dividends and moves them up one place to 21st in the League Two table

Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Wayne Burnett saluted the courage of Dagenham & Redbridge after a change in formation resulted in them ending their seven-game run without a win against Carlisle United.

The Victoria Road boss lined up with three central defenders against the Cumbrians with Ayo Obileye, Scott Doe and Brian Saah playing together for the first time.

Ashley Chambers was moved behind forwards Jamie Cureton and Ade Yusuff and it worked perfectly as they earned a 4-2 victory.

Burnett praised his players and staff for being brave enough to go through with the formation change.

“We changed it slightly and we were resilient and brave,” said Burnett.

“We haven’t played three at the back before, but I looked at it and thought long and hard.

“We spoke, my coaches and I, and we discussed it and I think it was brave what we did.

“If we get beat people will be going ‘why are you playing three at the back for? It is negative and it is five at the back’ so I thought it was really brave of us.

“It was really brave of the staff and really brave of the players because it could have gone completely wrong.”

Burnett revealed Dagenham’s poor run of results had led to the change in formation.

He now hopes it can prove to be the turning point in their season.

Burnett added: “We all spoke about it and said ‘What are we doing at the moment, are we winning?’

“They said no, so we said lets change it.

“People that continue to do the same thing and get the same results are deemed mad so we thought we would change it because it might be the catalyst to start our season.

“We changed it and I think we were brave, all of us, to do that.”

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