TAUNTON Town suffered their biggest defeat of the season at St Alban's and slipped closer to the relegation places in the National League South.

Currently the Peacocks sit in 20th spot on 33 points, and it seems the tough period on the pitch is set to continue with tough fixtures ahead.

Speaking on Saturday, head of football Rob Dray said the team can't hide from the humbling defeat.

"Sometimes you've got to take a beating and today we took a beating, there's no hiding from it, but we know where we are and where the club is at the moment," he said.

"But there's plenty of fight in the dog left and that is what we need to do, we need to deal with it now, personal reflection and move on, and we need to do that quickly after this defeat."

At the moment the squad is stretched further than normal as there are some injuries within the squad.

Dray addressed how that is made more difficult with the current transfer embargo.

"It is extremely hard not being able to get anybody in at the moment, with the volume of games we are always going to pick up injuries but there is nothing we can do about it.

"We will try to affect what we can as much as we can on the pitch, but off the pitch there is nothing we can do about it."