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The Factfile: Dagenham & Redbridge

14 February 2014

A look at Saturday's opponents

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE: THE FACTFILE

LAST RESULT: Dagenham & Redbridge 0-2 Hartlepool United, Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 8th February

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 2, Drawn: 3, Lost: 5

Play-off chasing Dagenham & Redbridge have seen their challenge falter lately with only one win in six games, the most recent being a 0-2 loss at home to Hartlepool United last Saturday.
The Daggers will be hoping for another successful outing, having beaten Rochdale 1-0 in their last away fixture.
The Brewers, on the other hand, will be looking to consolidate their form and potentially move into second place, with only one defeat in ten games.

THE GAFFER – WAYNE BURNETT

Currently in his first Football League managerial role, Wayne Burnett has been at Dagenham & Redbridge since 2009, as assistant manager to John Still. 
Following Still’s departure to Luton Town in February 2013, Burnett was appointed caretaker manager, before landing the full-time role once the 2012-13 season had finished.
Burnett has previous experience in non-league, managing Fisher Athletic, Dulwich Hamlet and Grays Athletic before moving to the Daggers. 
He also notably played for Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle, Huddersfield Town and Grimsby Town in a playing career spanning 15 years.
Burnett also has previous experience as an actor, featuring in Sky One’s Dream Team, Following the travails of the fictional Harchester United.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Burton Albion wins: 3
Draws: 5
Dagenham & Redbridge wins: 9

LAST TIME WE MET:

Saturday 16th November 2013, Sky Bet League 2, The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium
Dagenham & Redbridge 2-0 Burton Albion

Before a 4-2 defeat to Fleetwood Town three weeks ago, the Daggers were the last team to beat the Brewers way back in November 2013.

Goals either side of half-time, firstly from a Zavon Hines penalty and Luke Howell secured a win for the hosts. The result put Dagenham in seventh place, with Albion two points behind in 11th.

ONE TO WATCH – RHYS MURPHY

With 13 goals to his name this season, former Arsenal trainee Rhys Murphy is the Dagger’s top scorer so far, and only Scunthorpe United’s Sam Winnall can boast a better return in the division this term.
Having been released in 2012 without a first-team appearance for the Gunners, Murphy spent a season in the Netherlands with SC Telstar in the Dutch second division.
Once his contract at SC Telstar expired in the summer, Murphy made the move back to England, signing for Dagenham and leading their push for the play-offs. Murphy’s last goal came in the 1-0 win away at promotion hopefuls Rochdale on 1st February.

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