However, Taylor insists that Carroll will improve as he plays more games, adding that his return is a "huge lift".
"Having Andy back is a huge lift. He's a huge player for us and a huge presence in the squad. You can see that on the pitch as well," Sky Sports News quotes Taylor as saying.
"He'll be disappointed that he missed that chance, but it wasn't an easy one. He hasn't played football for a long time and we need to remember that. The next one will come in and hopefully he'll put it away."