Daggers boss seeks home comforts

11:30 03 March 2015

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

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

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Burnett discusses Hartlepool fixture and Jamie Cureton’s fitness

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening Daggers goal at Mansfield Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening Daggers goal at Mansfield Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett wants to make the most of home advantage tonight when Hartlepool United come to Victoria Road.

The Monkey Hangers have a poor record on the road as they haven’t picked up a victory away from home since October 11 when they defeat Exeter City – 10 games without an away success.

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates after scoring the 250th league goal of his career (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates after scoring the 250th league goal of his career (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Ronnie Moore’s team have achieved just two points during that period and Daggers boss wants his side to keep up their encouraging form at Victoria Road, despite losing last time out to Burton Albion.

Burnett said: “We have still got 13 games to go and lots of points to play for. Let’s not forget that we have been on a decent run.

“We have been hard to beat and players have put in really good performances over the last five or six weeks so let’s not take that away from the players.

“The players are working incredibly hard and doing everything that they possibly can.

“We need to capitalise on our home games, but it is going to be a tough game because Hartlepool are fighting for their lives. We are under no illusions about how difficult the game is going to be, but we have to go again.”

Jamie Cureton scored his 13th goal for the club against Mansfield, but couldn’t prevent a 2-1 defeat to their relegation rival.

The forward’s strike was the 250th of his league career and he has been nominated for player of the month after scoring four goals in five matches during February.

Burnett believes the 39-year-old will be fine to play this evening, despite playing 90 minutes on Saturday.

He also stressed it is important Daggers don’t suffer a third consecutive defeat tonight.

“I hope Jamie is okay. We will have to wait and see and assess him,” Burnett added.

“We will monitor him, but we have looked after him and rested him and managed him as best we can and he has looked really fresh.

“The key is not to get beat. We want to win the game, don’t get me wrong, but don’t get beat against the teams around you.”

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