Taylor wants his Daggers side to start learning and correcting their mistakes
PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 August 2018
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Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor will hope to avoid a repeat of their past mistakes when they make the trip to Halifax Town this weekend.
Daggers will go up north to the Shay on Saturday still in search of their first victory of the 2018/19 National League campaign.
Taylor’s side have conceded three times in the first-half out of their four fixtures so far and the boss admits it’s simply not good enough – something he highlighted after 2-1 defeat against Aldershot Town
He added: “We’re not giving ourselves a chance, we start very poorly, so all of a sudden players are not playing with confidence on the strength of conceding very early so it’s not easy to judge.
“The boys kept going as you saw, they kept working as hard as they could, and we thought we got an equaliser, but it was not to be.”
The ex-England caretaker wants his side to learn from their midweek mistakes and believes they have to stop conceding weak goals.
“It was a poor start, it wasn’t the case of a slow start, we made some very bad decisions and it’s not good enough so we’ve got to learn from it,” Taylor said.
“We’ve now conceded another two goals and they’re not good goals, so it’s about time somebody scored a good goal against us!
“We’ll have to wait and see, we’ll regroup and hopefully we’ll learn from the mistakes.”
He also revealed they could stick with three at the back for the Halifax clash after starting the match against Aldershot with Luke Pennell, who recently returned from injury, Alex Davey and Will Wright in a defensive three.
Liam Gordon and Alexander McQueen operated as wing backs in the first-half of the match at the Electrical Services Stadium.
“I’ve always said that when we get our centre-halves fit I’d be looking to play a back three and that’s what I’ve done,” Taylor added.
“In our case because we were 1-0 down at half-time, I had to think about changing it, and Luke Pennell who has been out for quite a while was getting a touch tired so we brought him off.”
They will most likely remain without captain Ben Nunn, who is currently injured, but could welcome back Wolves loanee defender Ben Goodliffe as he has now finished his three game suspension after being sent off on the opening day in a 1-0 defeat at Boreham Wood.