‘Embarrassed’ Taylor urges Daggers to keep on fighting

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 October 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor looks frustrated during their defeat to Wrexham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor looks frustrated during their defeat to Wrexham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Peter Taylor will be praying Dagenham & Redbridge’s trip to Boreham Wood in the FA Cup on Saturday is a welcome break from Vanarama National League action after admitting his team’s start to the season has left him embarrassed.

A 2-1 defeat at home to Wrexham on Saturday left Daggers languishing five points adrift of safety in the relegation zone after taking nine points from a possible 48 ahead of the break for cup action this weekend.

Taylor, who took charge of the Essex club in the summer, has won just two of his first 16 matches at the helm of the Victoria Road outfit.

And the former England caretaker boss says he is mortified with how his spell as Daggers boss has begun.

“I’m annoyed, frustrated, disappointed and embarrassed that we only have nine points from a possible 48,” said Taylor.

“It’s not good enough and I think people know there’s a reason for that, but we’ve got to keep fighting hard.”

After such a poor start to the season, the pressure is starting to grow on Taylor to turn things around at Daggers.

Fans of the Essex club are already beginning to voice their concern about Taylor’s management online, through both social media and internet forums.

The 65-year-old says he takes his share of the blame for the disastrous run of form, but will surely be wishing things turn for the better soon.

“It doesn’t get any easier to deal with pressure just because you’re older,” added the former Gillingham boss.

“I am honestly frustrated and embarrassed. I know it was a young squad that I put together and it had to be because of the finances that were available.

“But I still thought we’d have more than nine points from a possible 48.

“In that respect, I hold my hands up and say that’s not good enough. I’ve said that to everybody, not just to the press and not just because we’ve lost on Saturday. That’s how I feel, that we should have more points.

“If we were top of the table and I was being linked with Real Madrid, I’d be taking the credit, but we’re now nearly at the bottom, so I have to take the blame for that as well.”

Daggers will hope to fare better this Saturday compared to their last trip to Wood, which ended in a 1-0 loss on the opening day of the season.

If the match goes to a replay, it will take place at Victoria Road on Tuesday night.

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

Everyone Active Raiders forward JJ Pitchley praised his team-mates following their second successive four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Yesterday, 16:00

Essex club had won four in a row prior to Saturday’s game, compared to Shaymen’s solitary league victory in 14 matches

Yesterday, 14:00

Boro beaten 2-0 at Town on Saturday

Yesterday, 13:00

Cottons Park club won 17-10 away from home on Saturday

Super Snodgrass is loving every miuute with the Hammers

Yesterday, 11:00

St Mary’s Lane club lost 24-14 at home on Saturday

Yesterday, 09:00

Everyone Active Raiders captain Aaron Connolly was pleased to do his bit for the team as they enjoyed another four-point weekend in National League Division One.

Mon, 14:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton was delighted to see his side enjoy another four-point weekend in National League Division One with wins over Swindon and Bracknell.


From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now