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Burnett Enthused by Young Stars

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett says he is excited by the potential of his young squad.

The Daggers, who currently sit in 14th place in League Two with 9 points from their first seven matches, beat Bristol Rovers 2-0 on Saturday

“We are so young and we are naive at times but it is exciting here,” Burnett told BBC London 94.9.

“If you are a fan I think you should be excited that we have these young players coming through. We have young players who are developing and progressing really nicely”

“I think the oldest player is Brian Saah or Luke Howell, who are both 26. People don’t realise, or they may forget, that we had two 18-year-olds playing against Bristol Rovers in Jack Connors and Afolabi Obafemi.”

Dagenham only avoided relegation from League Two on the final day of last season and Burnett, who was handed a two-year deal in the summer after an interim spell in charge, admitted his squad are still learning.

“I keep emphasising every week that there will be inconsistencies because they are young – but they are standing up to be counted,” added the former Grays manager.

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