December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 23, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett is wary of the challenge which lays in wait against Newport County on Saturday, with Justin Edinburgh’s outfit riding a crest of a wave following promotion back to the Football League.
They have opened their campaign with two wins in League Two to sit seventh in the table, and alongside that have pulled off the shock of a Capital One Cup win over Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion and the Victoria Road chief knows they carry a big threat.
“I know Justin very well and they will be a tough team to come up against,” he added.
“They are a newly-promoted side and they are a team with a lot of momentum. They have had two good wins in the league and also the success at Brighton in the Capital One Cup so we know they are a very good side.”
But Burnett’s charges go into the game full of confidence following Luke Howell’s late equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United last weekend.
And though he may not be happy with their defending from set pieces so far this season, Burnett is seeing plenty of positives.
“It was a very good point at Scunthorpe at the weekend but I am still really disappointed in the way we conceded once again,” said the 41-year-old.
“But I have got to be pleased that we showed some fight. Conceding in the 88th minute gives you little time to get one back, but the boys kept going and we got what we deserved in the end.”
Arsenal have decisions to make on a host of first team players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.