Date: 17th January 2014 at 12:13pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has said that Rhys Murphy has not been affected by the speculation linking him with a move away this month, and defender Brian Saah has called on the team to get back on track in our next game.

Starting firstly with Burnett, he told London24 that he had no doubt that Murphy wouldn’t let the rumours get to him and change his focus from the games ahead because he’s a sensible enough chap, even at the slightly tender age of 23 years old, and he knows how the game and the press work, so he expects him to ignore it.

‘He’s quite a level headed guy, he’s getting on with it. He’s happy at the moment and that’s important, but I don’t think he’s motivated by money. It would have to be the right move if one is to come about, and also right for the club otherwise he’ll remain a Dagenham player and I hope he does.’

Burnett goes on to say that despite all of the whispers and speculation doing the rounds, the club haven’t received one single offer for him yet, but he doesn’t go as far as confirming or denying whether there have been any tentative enquiries.

As for Brian Saah, he also told the same outlet that he felt this was the perfect time for Dagenham to kick on again now and get back on track in the league.

We had a great start at the beginning of the season and despite only winning two games out of last ten, thanks to that start we remain in 10th place in the league, but the 27 year old knows that if we want to achieve anything this season, we have to get back to our earlier form and results and we can’t let it continue, and he thinks the Newport game is the perfect time to turn that around.

‘We’ve had a little blip so to speak and it’s up to us to get back on track. It’s so tight and a couple of bad games mean you are sucked right in at the wrong end, and a couple of good results leave you pushing up. It’s important we stay focused.’