Doe: Burnett deserves credit for success

PUBLISHED: 11:30 07 May 2015

Wayne Burnett has a word with Scott Doe during a break in play (pic: Paul Dennis/TGSPHOTO)

Wayne Burnett has a word with Scott Doe during a break in play (pic: Paul Dennis/TGSPHOTO)

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Daggers defender talks up bond with his manager at Victoria Road

Scott Doe has praised his relationship with Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett.

The pair have been at the club together since 2009, when Burnett joined then-manager John Still’s coaching staff and Doe signed from Weymouth.

The centre-back says that he gets on extremely well with Burnett and also expressed his admiration for how the Daggers chief has dealt with his time in charge at Victoria Road.

“I’ve known him quite a long time and I’m quite close to him, not just as a manager but also personally,” said Doe.

“The first year he came in, we struggled a bit and just stayed up but since then he’s had his fair share of stick which is part and parcel of football as everyone has their opinions.

“He needs a lot of credit because to have the stick he’s had, and there hasn’t been much on the players really, and to do as well as we have is a fantastic achievement.”

Someone else the 26-year-old has developed a good relationship with in recent weeks is Ian Gayle, who came into the side for the final four games of the season.

The pair looked to have a fostsered a good understanding in the middle of the defence and Doe hopes they can continue the partnership next season.

“Ian’s done very well. He came in earlier in the season and did well but made a couple of errors, which happens with younger players,” added the 26-year-old.

“To slot in and do as well as he has done is impressive. It’s good timing for him and I’m happy for him.”

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