Search

Taylor calls on his Daggers midfield to find more space

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 September 2018

Harry Donovan of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Harry Donovan of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Peter Taylor has urged his Dagenham & Redbridge midfielders to start finding more space for themselves on the pitch ahead of visiting Solihull Moors in the Vanarama National League on Tuesday.

Daggers suffered a 1-0 defeat at Eastleigh on Saturday, with Alex Wynter heading home late on for the hosts in Hampshire.

Despite the wet and wild conditions at the Silverlake Stadium, the Essex club tried their best to play out from the back.

It was a style Daggers struggled to implement in the opening 45 minutes, though they improved after the break.

Taylor insists his team will always try to play that way, but wants them to become cleverer in implementing it.

Speaking to the club website after the loss at Eastleigh, Taylor said: “We’re always going to try to play out from the back, but you have to do that at the right times and in the areas.

“In the second half against Eastleigh, I felt we did that in the right areas, but in the first half I thought we played long when we could have played a little bit shorter.

“It’s the midfield players who maybe have to get themselves a bit more space to make sure they’re available, and it’s the players on the ball who have to be brave with it.”

Daggers had their chances at Eastleigh, with Tomi Adeloye and Chike Kandi both guilty of wasting good opportunities in the opening 45 minutes.

Adeloye brilliantly fashioned room for himself at the end of a solo run, only to fire wide when pulling the trigger.

Kandi, meanwhile, saw a spot kick comfortably saved after Matt Robinson was fouled in the box.

By losing at Eastleigh, the Essex club saw a four-game unbeaten run come to an end, but Taylor is confident his team will keep their heads high despite the loss.

“Things in the previous four matches had gone for us, but against Eastleigh things didn’t,” added the one-time England caretaker manager.

“We mustn’t drop our heads too much and we must get ourselves organised again.”

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder

1959 A 16-year-old Hornchurch boy who tried - and failed - to rescue his father from drowning at Southend was praised at the inquest this week for his courage. David Benton, of Northumberland Avenue, Hornchurch and a friend. Arthur Frederick Suckling, 17, of Factory Road, Romford, who helped in the rescue attempt, were told by Mr A. J. Dalton, Southend deputy coroner: “Your efforts were very valiant.” A verdict of the accidental drowning was recorded in the death of Charles Edwin Joseph Benton, 46, who was employed at a photographic firm. He died near the wreck of Mulberry Harbour, off the beach at Thorpe Bay. Mr Benton, described by his wife as “a big healthy and active, keen on the water but not a strong swimmer,” was brought to shore by Donald Atkinson of Winchmore Hill. 1979 Police were hunting for a brave have-a-go hero who tackled armed bandits in a bid to stop a £25,000 robbery. The mystery man lashed out at a vicious shotgun gang when they swooped on security guards outside at Elm Park bank. Detectives praised his courage and appealed for him to come forward, The drama began when a Security Express van arrived outside the National Westminster Bank in Elm parade, St Nicholas Avenue at 10.20am to deliver cash. Two guards left the van to walk towards the bank and were pounced on by four men with sawn-off shotguns. One grabbed the cash bag and started to run off. But one of the guards jumped on his back, and threatened to shoot if he didn’t let him go. The mystery hero then ran to help the guards and punched one of the gang. 1999 A pair of armed robbers held up a Securicor van with a gun and are believed to have made off with around £70,000. The terrifying attack happened around 10am outside the Abbey National bank, in Station Parade, Elm Park. It is believed the robbers shoved a Securicor guard up against the side of the van and threatened him with a handgun, while another guard inside the van passed out money through the hatch. Securicor was offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction. A witness said: “It was really frightening, these two men started shouting and waving a gun. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, then they just ran off. I was quite shaky because I didn’t know where they were going to run to or to what they were going to do next - it was awful.”

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists