December 7 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett may have been pleased with last night’s result but was far from happy with their performance in the 1-0 League Two win over Southend United at Roots Hall.
Rhys Murphy’s 31st minute strike proved the decisive factor in the end, despite Mark Phillips being shown a red card for the hosts five minutes before the goal.
And though he’ll happily take the three points they’ve gained, Burnett expects better from his side.
“I am very pleased with the result but strangely enough I am not overly pleased with the performance,” he said.
“It is going to be difficult when you are playing against 10 men because they get behind the ball. But in the second half they probably had the better chances than us which is disappointing. I said to the players I should be delighted with what’s gone on this evening but I’m not because I think we can play better.
“I felt we were better against their 11, we moved the ball and we had chances but overall I should be pleased with a victory away from home.”
And in the closing stages of the match the Daggers were holding on despite their numerical advantage, though they did have chances to put the game bed in the second period.
“We should have killed the game off,” he added. “Medy Elito had an opportunity but he’s put it wide and if we get the second we probably would have run out comfortable winners. It was a bit nervy towards the end but we’ve held out.”
Arsenal have decisions to make on a host of first team players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.