Search

It’s time for some forward thinking says Daggers boss Burnett

15:00 02 July 2014

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

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

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett has now turned his attentions to addressing the forward line at the club.

Over the past week the Daggers have completed deals for goalkeeper Mark Cousins, defenders Nathan Green and Damian Batt, followed by the announcement yesterday of midfielder Frankie Raymond.

And now with the back line and midfield sorted, Burnett has a number of forward and wide man targets in mind as his side begin their pre-season fixtures with a trip to Conference South side Bromley, now the home of former Daggers Damian Scannell and Louis Dennis.

The Victoria Road boss will run the rule over several trialists in the fixture, but admits he’s in no rush to complete any deals.

“There will be a number of trialists at Bromley at the weekend, probably four or five,” said Burnett. “I’ve said it before, but now the main focus is to strengthen up front and in the wide areas.

“Bromley will be a good test for our players and it will be a nice run out. I don’t really care about the 
result in pre-season games, that’s the last issue really. You need to take a look at players and it is more about the performances.

“There’s no great rush in my opinion to bring the players in, I have got no concerns if it isn’t until the end of July that we can bring them in.”

All of the current squad, apart from Rhys Murphy, are now back in full pre-season training, having initially returned for fitness tests at the end of last week.

Murphy will continue his rehabilitation after surgery on both hips, and though the Victoria Road chief is pleased with his progress, he still feels it will be touch and go as to whether he makes a return for the season opener on August 9 at home to Morecambe.

“It’s going as well as it can with Rhys and it will still be touch and go whether he’ll be back for the start. It will be tight,” he added.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

12:30
Dagenham & Redbridge centre-back Craig Robson heads the ball towards goal at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss fully focussed on visit of Robins, but knows he may have to make changes for trip to U’s two days later

West Ham United's Winston Reid is brought down by Astra Giurgiu's Florin Lovin (right) during the UEFA Europa League - Play Off match at the London Stadium, London.

The Hammers were second best against Astra Giurgiu as they lost to them for the second year running

Yesterday, 17:00
Paul Benson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Michael Poke of Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers forward has won four promotions in career and could be set for another

Yesterday, 16:26
Dagenham & Redbridge have offered scholar Tyrique Hyde a one-year deal (pic: www.daggers.co.uk_

Daggers teenager impressed during pre-season

Yesterday, 15:30
Robert Mear of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Purfleet club head to Coventry for crucial Elite League clash

Yesterday, 11:00
South Woodford under-13s celebrate their Peter Coe Cup success

South Woodford’s Harry Neicho is writing a blog during the 2016

Yesterday, 10:00
The Dagenham & Redbridge squad assemble in a huddle after their win at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Yesterday, 09:00
East London Hockey Club are hosting a special drop-in event as past of the 'I Am Team GB' campaign on Saturday

Local outfit joins “I Am Team GB” campaign

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now