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Daggers manager Taylor disappointed with elements of performance at Bishop’s Stortford

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 July 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Daggers came from behind to beat Bostik Premier outfit 3-1 on Saturday

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor believes the demands of pre-season training may have led to his side’s sluggish start in a 3-1 friendly win at Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday, but has backed the squad to learn from their mistakes.

The Essex club fell behind in a pre-season friendly match for the first time this summer after a loose touch from Patrick Webber allowed Chi Osadebe in for the opener for the hosts in just the eighth minute.

However, goals from skipper Matt Robinson, recent loan signing Harry Donovan and defender Ollie Swain saw the Victoria Road outfit hit back to triumph.

Taylor openly admits he was not happy with parts of the display at Stortford on Saturday, but insists there were some elements that did please him.

“We’ve had four matches now, and in most of the games we’ve had some encouraging bits,” said the former Gillingham boss.

“There were also bits in those games, like the second half against Colchester United, where it wasn’t as good as I would have liked.

“Against Stortford, I didn’t like us as much and we looked a bit tired.

“Having said that, the work the players are doing the day before games is something you wouldn’t normally do, but you do that in pre-season.

“It’s fully acceptable and nine times out of 10, a good thing is when things don’t go right as it highlights other areas where you can improve.”

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