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Taylor - We Need To Be More Ruthless

Midfielder Looks Ahead To Barnet Test

30 August 2017

Matty Taylor has admitted that Town need to be more ruthless in both boxes but is confident of a response against Barnet on Saturday.

Despite carving out a glut of chances in the first-half against Crawley last weekend, the Reds found themselves on the losing side as they surrendered their unbeaten run in the Sky Bet League Two.

Barnet are the visitors to The County Ground this weekend and Taylor, who made his debut for the club last Saturday, feels it is the perfect opportunity to bounce back.

“Of course it is. We’ve had a whole week to work on the training pitch and to iron out any issues,” he told Red Review, Town’s Official Matchday Magazine.

“We’ve been able to look at the way Barnet set-up, look at their strengths, their weaknesses and it is an opportunity for us to get three points at home.

“What we need to do is turn The County Ground into a fortress.

“Because it is one of if not the biggest stadiums in the league, teams will enjoy coming here because of the surroundings, but what we need to do is make sure that they don’t enjoy their day and we need to make sure that we don’t give points away like we did on Saturday.

“It is another big game, Barnet have been in League Two for a few seasons now and I’m sure their players are aware of what it takes to win football matches at this level.

“We need to be more ruthless in both boxes because, ultimately, that’s where games are won and lost so we need to take our chances and defend as well as we can.

“If we do that then we have a good opportunity of being successful on Saturday.”

And Taylor is settling in well at The County Ground and has enjoyed his first week and a bit at the club.

“I’ve settled in very well. All the lads have been very welcoming to me and it is a really good group of men and that’s important,” he added.

“I’ve really, really enjoyed it and it has been quite an intense week in terms of training, I had physical testing on my first day but it has been an enjoyable first week, obviously bar the result last Saturday.”

THIS IS AN EXTRACT FROM A FEATURE-LENGTH INTERVIEW WITH MATTY TAYLOR, WHICH YOU CAN READ IN SATURDAY’S EDITION OF RED REVIEW.


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