December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 11, 2013
Daggers’ squad may be a lot smaller than in the past, but boss Wayne Burnett feels it’s promoting a togetherness which has seen them enjoy a fine start to the League Two campaign.
The Victoria Road outfit have 16 points to their name as they go into tomorrow’s home game against Cheltenham Town and occupy 10th spot after as many games.
And operating with one of the smaller squads in the division is something which Burnett sees as a positive.
“We are a lot smaller in terms of squad size this year and that was done purposely because I wanted to have a group that I was working with unconditionally every day,” said Burnett.
“That adds an element of togetherness. That’s important and it’s worked quite well at the moment, but we have got to keep everyone fit.
“There’s been no serious injuries apart from in pre-season with Luke Wilkinson, while the injuries we have picked up have been impact ones.
He added: “Before the Accrington game I didn’t have to say much because they were telling each other what they needed to do.
“They are starting to become a team which is accountable for each other, which is where I want it to be. I keep telling them without each other it doesn’t work, so hopefully we are getting there and showing progress.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.