Burnett: Fans have right to be frustrated
PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 September 2015
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Dagenham & Redbridge manager disappointed with form after Barnet defeat
Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett says he understands the fans concerns after seeing his team lose 3-1 away to Barnet.
The east Londonders were booed off the pitch at half time by the travelling support after the Bees struck twice in the opening period through Michael Gash and Andy Yiadom.
Gash added his second and Barnet’s third shortly after the break before Jodi Jones scored a consolation goal for Daggers with a brilliant free kick.
The result means Burnett’s men have won just one of their first nine league fixtures this year and the manager is hoping for a reaction at home to Notts County and Mansfield this week.
“We’ve got two home games. We’ve not won at home and we need to win at home,” said Burnett. “It’s been frustrating, really frustrating, and I can understand the supporters’ frustration.”
“They come to places like Barnet, pay good money and see a performance like that. I’m responsible for that and we have to put that right.
“The games are not going to get any easier but we don’t want to be cut adrift from the teams above us. We have to make sure we pick up points.”
With the management looking at ways to improve the team and their form, Burnett admits he may have to bring in reinforcements.
Daggers’ last addition to the squad came on August 18 when Ayo Obileye rejoined the club for a second loan spell.
The loan market has been open for much of the month and Burnett has yet to delve into it but he knows he may have to if he is to improve the club’s fortunes.
He added: “The players know they haven’t played well, know they haven’t performed. We have to pick ourselves up. It’s not like I can go into the transfer market and bring four or five players in.
“I will try and see if I can call on some people to see if we can get some players in because I think we need one or two additions.
“We need people to come here to be men and stand up to be counted and understand the importance of the opportunity.”
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