December 11 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 11, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge may well be above Cheltenham Town in the League Two table as they come to visit Victoria Road tomorrow, but boss Wayne Burnett feels the Robins are in a false position.
Burnett’s outfit currently lie in 10th spot going into the game while Cheltenham, who have reached the play-offs for the last two seasons, sit a place outside the relegation zone.
But having done their research, the Daggers chief knows Mark Yates’ side are better than the current table gives them credit for.
“We’ve got some reports from them and it shows they have been in all the games that they have played,” said Burnett.
“I think Cheltenham are in a slightly false position and have got some really good players and they have been a little bit unfortunate at times with a few injuries that they’ve had but you look at their squad on paper and it suggests it’s a really strong team. I can see them being at the other end of the table come the end of the season.”
Daggers go into the game on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run which stretches back to the start of September and confidence is sky high in the camp.
And though he is wary of the threat Cheltenham pose, hopes the winning habit continues that little bit longer for his side.
“I expect it to be another tough game but we are on the crest of a wave at the moment,” he added.
“We have got to continue to do that, winning becomes a habit and let’s hope it stays that way.”
Rhys Murphy came off on Tuesday night in the 5-2 victory over Southend United, but should be fit to retain his place, while Scott Doe could return after missing the last two games through personal issues.
One change Burnett will definitely have to make is at right back after Gavin Hoyte’s sending off in midweek, with either Doe or skipper Abu Ogogo able to revert into the right back slot.