Having taken over from Mark Hughes with the side struggling in the Premier League, former Aston Villa boss Lambert has come in and imposed a strict training regime with players working as many as six days a week.
Taylor has been impressed with the reactions of the players and feels they have adapted well to Lambert’s arrival and believes it will stand the squad in good stead going forward.
“It’s been demanding for them and they’ve stepped up to that,” he said. “Every day on the training pitch they have been brilliant, they really have.
“There’s been a few aspects put towards them in terms of the intensity of the training and they’ve answered that and we have been really happy with them since we came in.
“Every single day you’ve got to work hard and that’s the demands the manager puts on the players – and the staff – and they’ve got to make sure their foot’s on the pedal every single day driving forward.”
Uwe Rosler was sacked by Fleetwood following a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster which condemned Town to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions.
Cambridge interim head coach Joe Dunne was pleased with how his side adapted to beat Grimsby 3-1.
Southend manager Chris Powell led the applause for Jason Demetriou after the right-back scored twice in the 3-1 win against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde's 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth described Wycombe's 2-0 win at Cheltenham as a thoroughly professional performance.
Skipper Richard Wood scored the winner just before half time as in-form Rotherham pulled off a 1-0 victory at League One leaders Shrewsbury.