Frustrated Taylor looking for an improvement from his Daggers

Dagenham & Redbridge v Aldershot Town – Victoria Road – Vanarama National League – Saturday 3pm

PETER TAYLOR was left frustrated with his Dagenham & Redbridge side after a Nyal Bell goal in the final minutes saw the East Londoners slip to a frustrating Vanarama National League defeat at Stockport County last week.

The Daggers have now won just once in seven outings and Taylor pulled no punches with his response after the Edgeley Park setback. 

“A kick in the teeth, but deserved,” he bemoaned. 

“If you don’t manage the game properly you get punished. All teams in this division, very tight, very tight standard – all teams are capable of winning, losing or drawing. 

“We are away from home, we are playing against Stockport County – we are 0-0 with a few minutes to go – less than that – and we take a throw-in, give the ball away, in the end, they get a corner and they score from the corner. We are not managing the game properly.”

The former England interim manager urged his side to recover ahead of the visit of Aldershot, adding: “Back in training and back to the drawing board. We have got to improve because we have now lost our last three league matches.”

Taylor will be able to call upon Scottish youth international striker, Ben House, who has arrived at Victoria Road on loan from Championship outfit, Reading. 

Speaking about the signing, the Dagger chief told www.daggers.co.uk: “I’m delighted to have signed Ben until at least January. 

“He’s a very hard-working centre forward who can play as an out-and-out number 9, and also just off a number 9, so I’m very pleased to have him here and to be able to give him minutes to help him progress. 

“A big thank you of course also has to go to Reading, and I’m sure this is a deal that will benefit all parties.”

Jeevesie’s prediction: Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Aldershot Town

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Brian Jeeves

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