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Burnett: We need to improve home form

09:45 26 September 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Daggers boss looking to address poor run at Victoria Road

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett is looking to address the club’s poor home form this weekend when they welcome York City to Victoria Road.

It is the first of three straight home fixtures, as Exeter visit on Friday week (October 3), before a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy meeting with Leyton Orient on October 7.

Burnett believes Daggers must improve their home form if they are to achieve something this season and is looking to start doing that on Saturday.

With just three home wins at Victoria Road in 2014, now would be the perfect time to grab number four.

“We have two home league games coming up and we need to try and get maximum points from them two games,” said Burnett.

“We need to improve our home form because if we want to do anything this season our home form will be key.

“We are capable of beating the majority of teams in this league and it is just individual errors at the moment which are costing us.”

York will have former Daggers favourite Femi Ilesanmi in their squad on Saturday, and Burnett is looking forward to welcoming the defender back to Victoria Road.

Ilesanmi left the club in the summer to sign for York after making 134 appearances for Daggers during a four-year spell.

And Burnett revealed how pleased he was that the 23-year-old’s move has been a success.

“He is a great lad and a very, very nice person,” he added.

“I have a lot of time for him and he will get a very warm welcome from everyone at the club.

“I’m delighted it has worked out for him at York, I couldn’t wish somebody more success and I have nothing but good words to say about him.”

Burnett has watched Ilesanmi’s new team numerous times ahead of this weekend’s clash and knows what to expect from the Minstermen.

He added: “I have watched them a little bit this season so we know how they play. We know their strengths and weaknesses.

“It will be a very competitive game because there are no easy games in this league.

“York have scored quite a few goals, but they can’t seem to turn their draws into wins at the moment.”

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