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Rhys ready to pay back boss Burnett

17:30 09 January 2015

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal versus Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal versus Bury (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Forward admits home form must continue to improve following last weekend’s 1-0 win against Bury

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal with manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening goal with manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Rhys Murphy has been getting some stick from his Daggers team-mates this week after hugging manager Wayne Burnett following his match-winning goal against Bury at Victoria Road.

Daggers have another home match tomorrow (Saturday) as Oxford United visit and the 24-year-old is looking to achieve another positive result.

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Murphy was pleased to score for the first time in the league since February 2014 and is determined to repay the faith boss Burnett has placed in him.

“I have been getting a bit of stick from the boys about the celebration,” said Murphy.

“I thought it was important to show all the players are behind the gaffer.

“He has been getting a bit of stick lately, which happens in football unfortunately when results don’t go your way.

“But we are the ones on the pitch and the ones who haven’t been getting results.

“He has stuck with me through my injuries and been great with me so it was just a little thank you to show everyone we are still behind him.”

Murphy netted against the U’s last season during Daggers 2-1 defeat at the Kassam Stadium.

And he wants the club to build more momentum this weekend by achieving a third consecutive positive result.

After drawing at Southend United before beating Bury last weekend, Murphy would like another Victoria Road win.

He also admitted Daggers must improve their home form.

“I scored away from home against Oxford last season,” added Murphy.

“But for us we have now had two solid results, two clean sheets and it is really important we build on that.

“Hopefully we get at least another point against Oxford, but three would be great.

“You really do need to pick up as many points as you can at home and there have been spells during my time here where our away form has been better.

“We do have to really knuckle down now and make sure teams don’t like coming to our place.”

Murphy also paid tribute to Burnett for making sure he didn’t rush him back either.

“I’ve been nagging the gaffer, trying to get on the pitch as much as possible,” he added.

“But he said to me ‘when you come back from a long injury, in your head you are right back where you was, but your body is not quite there yet’ so he has been really good with me and kept my feet on the ground.

“There were times I have been frustrated and said ‘give me a game, give me a game’ but he has been great with me and the rest of the coaching staff.

“Hopefully it has paid off and now we can push forward.”

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