BUR­NETT FACTFILE

The Football League Paper - - WAYNE BURNETT -

Born: Lam­beth, 1971 (Age 43) Play­ing ca­reer: A mid­fielder, Bur­nett be­gan his ca­reer as a trainee at Ley­ton Ori­ent, mak­ing his de­but at 17 and scor­ing four goals in 40 games be­for e an £80,000 move to Pr emier League Black­burn in 1992. After three matches, Bur­nett trans­ferred to Ply­mouth in 1993 and was once again a r egu­lar, play­ing 70 times but suf fer­ing play-off de­feat to Burn­ley and then rel­e­ga­tion to Di­vi­sion Three in 1995. Im­me­di­ately signed by top-flight new­com­ers Bolton, he again strug­gled for matches, leav­ing to join Hud­der­s­field in 1996. After 104 games (and four goals) for the T erri­ers, Bur­nett joined Third Di­vi­sion Grimsby, win­ning the Foot­ball League Trophy and pro­mo­tion via the play­offs in his first sea­son. How­ever, a suc­ces­sion of in­juries led to his r elease in 2002 and he ended his ca­reer in 2004 after spells in Non-League with Wok­ing, Grays and Fisher Ath­letic. Man­age­rial ca­reer: Ap­pointed man­ager of Fisher in 2004, Bur­nett won the South­ern League East Di­vi­sion in his first sea­son and the London Se­nior Trophy in his sec­ond. He then joined Dul­wich Ham­let for a year, fin­ish­ing eighth in the Ryman Di­vi­sion One South be­for e re­turn­ing for a year at Fisher. In 2008 he was named man­ager of Grays but left a year later to be­come a youth coach at Ley­ton Ori­ent. In 2009, he joined Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge as as­sis­tant to John Still and, fol­low­ing Still’s de­par­ture in Jan­uary 2013, was named man­ager.

DE­LIGHT: Grimsby scor­ers Kings­ley Black and Wayne

Bur­nett, right

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