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Daggers boss Burnett: Woodall needs game time at Dover

PUBLISHED: 18:13 14 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:20 14 November 2013

Brian Woodall has joined Dover Athletic on loan until the New Year. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Brian Woodall has joined Dover Athletic on loan until the New Year. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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Dagenham & Redbridge has let Brian Woodall join Conference South side Dover Athletic on loan, while Burnett is impressed with the progress Bradley Goldberg is making at Bromley.

The striker has been on the periphery of the squad in recent weeks, scoring just once this season.

And Burnett admits he is behind the likes of Rhys Murphy, Chris Dickson, Josh Scott and Zavon Hines from what he has seen of the striker in training.

“I can only judge him on what I see and at the moment he is behind everyone at the moment,” said Burnett.

“Rhys is doing well at the moment and with the way we play, with Medy Elito and Zavon Hines up there as a three we have the likes of Afolabi Obafemi, Josh Scott and even Chris Dickson missing out as well.

“He’s not travelled for the last two weeks and with the lack of development games at the moment even if I wanted to call on him he wouldn’t be fit enough. That’s been the problem.

“Being out on loan and getting game time will help Brian. We saw that with Josh Scott last year. He came back from his loan at Ebbsfleet a lot better for it.”

Woodall will be on loan at the Crabble until January 1, 2014. The Whites currently sit in 13th place in the Conference South table, and could feature in their FA Trophy tie against Bath City on Saturday.

One or two others may also leave the club on a temporary basis before the loan transfer window closes on November 28, but Burnett believes he’s got to be careful to leave himself with enough options should the club go through an injury crisis.

“The Christmas and New Year period is a busy and tough one every year and I have to make sure I don’t leave myself short,” he added. “The window closes shortly so we’ll have to weight things up and see where we are.”

Burnett is also keeping an eye on Bradley Goldberg, who has enjoyed a fine spell on loan at Conference South league leaders Bromley.

The Daggers boss will leave him at Hayes Lane for the meantime, but will always be keeping an eye on his performances.

“You always keep tabs on what the loanees are doing and at the moment he is doing very well,” he said

“Playing games is key for every player and he is doing exactly that at Bromley. Hopefully he’ll continue to do so but we will be keeping an eye on how he gets on.”

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