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