Daggers boss slams his "pathetic" players' display against Wanderers

First published in Sport Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

DAGENHAM boss Wayne Burnett said his “pathetic” side were outplayed by Wycombe Wanderers despite winning 2-0 against ten men.

Burnett surprised many with his assessment of Dagenham’s display as they wrapped up victory against the visiting Wanderers courtesy of a contentious penalty awarded after Anthony Stewart was sent off.

He said his team were outplayed in the second half by a side a man light, in a display he said was the worst a Dagenham team had put in since he took charge of the club a year ago.

Burnett pulled no punches as he said: “It was pathetic. We’ve set standards now and they weren’t met today.

“Wycombe have gone down to ten men and they are a better team than us. It’s not acceptable.

“I’m delighted we’ve won, absolutely. No disrespect to Wycombe, it’s the worst we’ve played since I’ve been manager of this football club. They were better than us and that’s what I’m disappointed about.

“We’ve scored two goals but in the second half when they’ve got ten men, they’re a better team than us.

“We should be keeping the ball much, much better. We kept relinquishing possession and it’s unbelievable.

“It was a reasonably tight game. They had the slightly better chances than us but we’ve gone in 1-0, so I was reasonably happy we haven’t played particularly well but went in front at half time. We looked nervous, we looked panicky – like nobody wanted to spend time on the ball, and that’s so unlike us.”

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