Hackett disappointed with Daggers display

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 February 2015

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Assistant manager insists lack of concentration cost them against league leaders

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers assistant boss Warren Hackett felt his team were below par against Burton Albion, but does not believe they are too far away from the Brewers.

Alex Jakubiak’s 67th-minute opener gave the hosts a chance of securing a famous win over Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s team, despite manager Wayne Burnett being absent due to illness.

Adam McGurk of Burton Albion scores the opening Burton goal at Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Adam McGurk of Burton Albion scores the opening Burton goal at Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

But quick responses from Adam McGurk and Abdenasser El Khayati turned the game on its head, before former Victoria Road fans’ favourite Damian McCrory struck in the 90th minute to ensure the visitors would take three points .

Hackett admitted his team were not at their best on the day, he said: “We dropped below the standard we have set in previous weeks and the players know that.

“We knew we would have to really grind a result out and be very patient to carve out opportunities.

“I don’t think we were great in possession and we probably rushed things a little too much and overall it was just very disappointing.”

Daggers didn’t play to their full potential, but they matched Burton for most of the match at Victoria Road.

Hasselbaink’s team did seem to go to another level after Jakubiak’s smart finish, but Hackett felt the margin of difference was just a lack of concentration.

He added: “I don’t think we are too far away from Burton and on another day we could have played them and potentially won 1-0.

“In previous weeks we probably would have done, but for some reason we switched off a few times and we got punished and against good teams they will take those opportunities and punish you.

“They limited their mistakes and unfortunately for us we made some and they punished us.”

The loss was Dagenham’s first since the 1-0 defeat to Northampton on January 17, ending their five-game unbeaten run.

Hackett insists it will be ‘business as normal’ this week and Burnett’s team will not let this result knock their confidence after positive strides since the New Year in their battle to move away from the League Two relegation places.

“We have never stopped believing and we obviously went through a bad spell last year and lost games where we shouldn’t have,” he added.

“But we have picked ourselves up and we look a lot more organised.

“We look like more of an attacking threat, especially in previous weeks, and from our point of view there is nothing to worry about and it is business as usual.”

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