December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 20, 2013
Daggers manager Wayne Burnett hopes the confidence built up at home can be transferred into their away days as they prepare to face Morecambe tomorrow at the Globe Arena.
They remain undefeated at Victoria Road, but are yet to pick up a win from their three away games to date, with the latest a 3-0 loss at Mansfield Town.
And if Daggers are to make something of their season the 42-year-old knows there has to be an improvement on their travels.
“We know it is going to be a tough game like they all are and Morecambe are coming off the back of four wins and our away form hasn’t been particularly well with two losses and a draw,” he said.
“If we are going to do anything this season we need to be better away from home, harder to break down and a little more resilient but we need to build on our home form.
“It’ll be a similar game to Mansfield in terms of the way they play and approach theS game but we have to better then what we were at Mansfield. We weren’t good at all and it’s not acceptable as a group and as individuals.”
And after the disappointment at Mansfield, Burnett believes the Daggers away following deserve to have something to shout about..
“We have to be mindful of our travelling fans,” he added.
“They pay a lot of money and travel a long way and they at least want to see the boys put in a performance.
“I wouldn’t say it was a lack of effort or for the want of trying against Mansfield because we always try and they give you everything they have but we need to be better away from home.”
Jim Bentley’s Morecambe go into the game with four wins on the spin and occupy sixth spot in the League Two table, with Burnett pleased, but also slightly surprised by the Shrimps achievements.
He said: “They have surprised me a little bit as I know that they have limited finances and fan base like ourselves but they have done well.
“It’s nice when you see an underdog that’s fighting against the favourites and doing particularly well. But it’s only early days and long may it continue for them, apart from on Saturday. It’s nice when a club with limited finances goes against the odds because they were one of the favourites along with us to get relegated.”
Daggers will be without striker Josh Scott for the second game in succession after picking up a knee injury in training while Louis Dennis and Ian Gayle also remain on the treatment table.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.