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Burnett wants response against Pilgrims

13:30 17 March 2015

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

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

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Daggers boss tells his side not to let defeat to Southend affect them

Ryan Leonard of Southend United (R) celebrates scoring the second goal for his team against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: TGSPHOTO).Ryan Leonard of Southend United (R) celebrates scoring the second goal for his team against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: TGSPHOTO).

Wayne Burnett has told his Dagenham & Redbridge players to not feel sorry for themselves and be focused ahead of tonight’s encounter with Plymouth Argyle.

Southend United consigned the Victoria Road outfit to a 3-1 defeat at the weekend to end their two-game winning streak and see them drop to 18th in the League Two standings.

Mark Cousins of Dagenham & Redbridge is helped off the pitch after crashing into the post (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Mark Cousins of Dagenham & Redbridge is helped off the pitch after crashing into the post (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

But Burnett wants his players to learn to deal with failure and insisted he won’t tolerate anyone sulking about Saturday’s loss.

He said: “I said to the players after the Southend match I don’t want to sense any disappointment because you have to learn to deal with success and you have to learn to deal with failure.

“You have to learn to deal with them and that is what we have to do.

“If I sense anyone is feeling sorry for themselves then they won’t be involved against Plymouth.”

Burnett did confirm Mark Cousins will be available this evening after suffering concussion following his head injury on March 3.

“They’ll be lots of people in contention. We will have to wait and see about Mark,” he added.

“We felt it was a bit early against Southend to play him because he was still complaining of headaches up to Thursday.

“It had only been 10 days so we are mindful of the welfare of the player, but he will be back in contention for Tuesday.”

Daggers boss was also happy to have such a quick turnaround following the weekend loss.

He hopes his team can make up for Saturday’s reverse when Pilgrims come to Victoria Road tonight.

Burnett added: “The beauty of this game is you can rectify problems and potentially comeback and put a performance in to make the previous performance eradicated.

“I am disappointed about the Southend result, but we have to go again versus Plymouth.”

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