December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett was frustrated by the conduct of Gavin Hoyte in his late dismissal at Southend in Tuesday’s 5-2 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory.
It was a sour note to end the game on for the Daggers as they knocked out last season’s finalists and progress to the third round of the southern section.
The 23-year-old lunged in on Ben Coker with three minutes to go and with the game already sewn up and referee Gavin Ward showed him his marching orders.
But after an incident seconds earlier, Burnett was disappointed that Hoyte got ‘emotionally involved’ in the situation.
“I was disappointed in the manner in which it happened and the time when it occurred,” said Burnett.
“We’ve got three minutes to go and he gets involved in something he doesn’t need to but he got emotionally involved and he needs to detach himself from that.
“He needs to understand and manage the game properly which he hasn’t done so.”
Prior to this, Hoyte had been an ever present in a Daggers side which has started the season well.
The straight red at Roots Hall means the former Arsenal youngster will now serve a three-match ban, but Burnett believes if his side continue to play well, he may find himself on the sidelines for a longer period.
“It’s disappointing because he had been playing well and he’s going to be out of the team,” he added.
“It gives someone else the opportunity and it might cost him his place in the long term if they continue to perform well.”