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Burnett sure of tough test against Shrews

10:00 01 November 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett leaves the pitch after being sent off by referee Simon Matthieson at Wycombe (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett leaves the pitch after being sent off by referee Simon Matthieson at Wycombe (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Team News: Dagenham & Redbridge v Shrewsbury Town

Daggers Rhys Murphy scores the opening goal against Barkingside (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Daggers Rhys Murphy scores the opening goal against Barkingside (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett is certain Shrewsbury Town will not suffer a Capital One Cup hangover when they visit Victoria Road today.

Shrews came close to taking Premier League leaders Chelsea to extra time in the fourth round of the competition on Tuesday before conceding in the 81st minute in a 2-1 loss.

Daggers boss Burnett praised the effort of Micky Mellon’s team and actually believes they are the best in League Two.

“You can look at it and they can say ‘well we have played Chelsea so we will come to Dagenham and roll them over because we have been more than a match for the top team in England’,” said Burnett.

“Or it can have an adverse effect and they can go ‘it will be an easy game, we just need to turn up’.

“They might be mentally fatigued, but I don’t expect that because they are professional and their manager will have them prepared.

“I thought they did remarkably well against Chelsea and gave an excellent account of themselves and League Two.

“We know how difficult the game is going to be. It will be a very tough game and I actually think they are probably the best team in the division.”

Burnett believes the fact that Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea had to take the ball into the corner flag towards the end of the game at Greenhous Meadow shows how well Shrewsbury did in the fourth round tie.

He also believes his good friend Mellon has done an excellent job since taking over in the summer after the Shrews were relegated from League One.

Burnett added: “It shows how well they have done when Chelsea are running it into the corner to waste time.

“I know Micky very well. He is an astute young man.

“He has managed at the top level, well certainly in the Championship.

“They have been relegated, but a new man has come in and taken the reins and taken them forward.

“They have got some very good players and have assembled a very good squad.”

Rhys Murphy could be involved at Victoria Road after his return on Monday, but the fixture could come too early for Luke Howell.

Meanwhile Ian Gayle, who was substituted against Barkingside in the Essex Senior Cup this week after a knock to his ankle, will definitely be unavailable tomorrow.

“I think it will be a touch early for Luke,” added Burnett.

“Rhys, ideally, we would like to get him one or two more games, but he might be in and around the squad.

“Gayle is struggling, he won’t be available for selection.”

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