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Burnett angered by Daggers performance at Luton

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:35 30 July 2013

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett at Luton on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett at Luton on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Daggers boss unhappy with several individual performances at Kenilworth Road.

Wayne Burnett was left fuming after Dagenham & Redbridge ended their pre-season with a 3-0 loss at Conference outfit 
Luton on Saturday.

Having conceded after three minutes through Mark Cullen’s header, Daggers could not test home goalkeeper Mark Tyler as they failed to muster a shot on target in the 90 minutes.

Luton added further goals in the second half through skipper Alex Lacey and Jake Howells, which left Burnett extremely frustrated.

“I’m not happy at all,” he said. “Some of our players’ performances, their roles and responsibilities weren’t implemented. They need to understand what it takes to win matches because we were beaten by a team who understands how to win.

“At times, certainly in the first half, we played alright and had large chunks of possession without really creating too many opportunities.

“We had lots and lots of ball but it’s about scoring goals and I don’t know how many saves he (Luton goalkeeper Mark Tyler) had to make but we hit the post at 1-0 and that could have made it a different game. But they’ve gone up the other end and scored from a set piece which is disappointing because we should do better from those.”


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