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Daggers boss pleased with fighting spirit against Wycombe

13:00 30 October 2014

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett watched his side draw (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett watched his side draw (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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They will hope to build on that away point when they host Shrewsbury Town this weekend

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett was happy with the performance of his team against League Two leaders Wycombe Wanderers but disappointed they failed to win the game.

Jamie Cureton put Daggers ahead at Adams Park in the 63rd minute, but Peter Murphy headed in an equaliser with seven minutes to go.

And Daggers’ boss Burnett could not hide his frustration after seeing another late goal cost his side.

“We were very disappointed not to take all three points,” said Burnett.

“We thought the ball was going to run out of play – it hasn’t.

“They have crossed it in and we are not picking up in the box and it is very disappointing.

“It was a gritty performance, not a fantastic or fluid performance that we usually have, but a very good team performance.”

Daggers fighting spirit pleased Burnett and he hailed their work rate against Wycombe, who were replaced at the top of the table by John Still’s Luton.

The Victoria Road chief also felt his players failed to cope with the conditions during the first half.

He added: “We are in a league position where we need to be fighting for every single ball, for every single minute and I think they did that.

“They showed how hard they are working because we have played better than we did against Wycombe and not got anything.

“I am pleased we have come away with a point, but disappointed we haven’t got all three.

“I actually think the wind played a part in the first half because it was difficult.

“We couldn’t get out of our half and the goalkeeper’s kicks were just about reaching the halfway line.

“They shaded the first half, but I thought we were probably better in the second. But as I say, we are disappointed to come so far in the game and concede late on again.”

Cureton’s tap-in against the Chairboys, after Adu Yusuff’s shot was blocked, was the 264th goal of his career and sixth for Daggers since joining in the summer.

The veteran forward continues to impress and that is despite carrying a hamstring problem since the early weeks of the season.

Burnett once again praised Cureton’s display.

“Jamie is a goalscorer and he has been fantastic for us,” added the Daggers boss.

“I have got nothing but good words to say about him and he doesn’t play like a 39-year-old, that is for sure.

“He had two chances before his goal, one where he could have lifted it over the keeper and the other where he put it over and that is unlike him.

“It is not coincidental that he has got the amount of goals that he has. He has been brilliant for us.”

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