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Taylor pleased for Daggers following investment news

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 04 September 2018

Elliott Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge and Scott Wiseman of Salford City (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Elliott Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge and Scott Wiseman of Salford City (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex club released statement last week confirming talks with unnamed American consortium were at an ‘advanced stage’

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor has welcomed news of potential investment in the club from an unnamed American consortium.

The Essex club have been in financial difficulty in recent months since former benefactor Glyn Hopkin ceased funding the team.

The resulting financial uncertainty saw a number of first-team players depart in recent months, as well as boss John Still and the majority of his coaching staff.

However, Daggers released a statement last Wednesday announcing the club were in ‘advanced negotiations’ with a group of American investors about potentially investing in the Victoria Road outfit.

And Taylor believes the news about the possible investment will provide all associated with Daggers with a timely boost.

“The most important thing is that there is a Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club because that’s all we want,” said the 65-year-old following the goalless draw at home to Salford City in the Vanarama National League on Saturday.

“It’s one of the reasons I came here because I like the club and I always have. News of potential investment is going to be fantastic for the club because we have some backers now which might help us.

“That’s really important and if it means that the new investment helps the playing budget a little bit, that would be fantastic as well, but the most important thing is the future of the club.”

Taylor will want his Daggers team to build on a good showing against Salford last weekend when they make host Braintree Town in the league on Tuesday night.

The game against the Ammies saw Daggers record a first clean sheet of the season at the eighth attempt and Taylor was pleased with the improvement defensively.

And he believes that by gaining a point against a much-fancied Salford side, his team will have received a massive confidence boost.

“What the players have to do is look at the way they played on Saturday and how they got the result,” he added.

“If we keep sticking at it and keep being a team that work hard for each other, it will come.

“We put in a shift on Saturday and that’s what you have to do.

“In other games, we made some wrong decisions at wrong times and it’s cost us; against Salford, nothing like that happened and we’re pleased about that.”

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