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Taylor believes Daggers’ recent form shows they have quality required to avoid relegation

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 November 2018

Essex club have won three of their last four matches in the league

Peter Taylor believes Dagenham & Redbridge’s recent results have shown the team has what is takes to avoid relegation from the Vanarama National League.

Daggers are currently in the division’s relegation zone, but only on goal difference after the Essex club won three of their last four in the league.

Two of those recent victories have come against Harrogate Town and Fylde, who both currently occupy places in the top seven.

And Taylor feels the recent upturn in form suggests the Victoria Road outfit have the quality required to haul themselves to safety before the end of the term.

The 65-year-old said: “Slowly but surely, we are improving the team. We always knew it was going to take a bit of time and our youngsters who have had to come in and play a load of football are always learning.

“Some of them are not starting now, but they have a very good future here with us.

“We’re getting a stronger squad and that’s giving us more of a chance, but no matter who plays, they have got to get out there and do their stuff.”

Against Fylde on Saturday, Daggers had to overcome conceding inside 34 seconds to eventually triumph 2-1.

Goals from Conor Wilkinson, who was making his debut for the Essex club, and Jack Munns helped the Victoria Road outfit win from a losing position for the first time this season.

And Taylor was delighted with the response his team were able to ultimately produce to Fylde’s early opener.

“It was a bad start and something that we had spoken about in our preparation for the game,” added the former England caretaker boss.

“We were very disappointed to concede so early and it was a bad goal to give away anyway.

“It shouldn’t have got that far in the first place. It happened and you can’t change it; we were 1-0 down and we had to get back into it.

“As a group of players, they worked exceptionally hard to get back into it.”

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