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Taylor On Port Vale Clash

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28 October 2017

Matty Taylor doesn't believe that Port Vale's big pitch will give the home team an added advantage this afternoon.

Vale's playing surface is famous for its sheer size but Taylor insists that he and his team-mates will only be focussed on executing their game plan in order to take the three points back to Wiltshire.

"Not really because our pitch is a big one anyway in term of the dimensions and it (the Vale Park pitch) probably looks slightly bigger than it is because the stands are set further back from the pitch than most grounds we will play at at this level," he said.

"It is the same for both teams and for us we've got to go there with a game-plan and that's to attempt to win a football game away from home, which we've been very good at this season.

"We've probably been more ruthless away from home this season when taking our chances and teams tend to come at you when they are at home.

"We've got a good shape defensively, we're sound off the ball but our use of the ball has been better than it has been at home.

"That is as simple as that.

"The majority of football matches are won in both boxes and we haven't been ruthless enough at home, but in saying that we've done it away from home so I'm confident in my team-mates.

"We need to put a run of consistency together."

And, having played the majority of his career at left-back, Taylor has enjoyed his time back in that role over the last couple of weeks.

"I love playing football," he said.

"I spent the majority of my first ten to twelve years of my career playing there, I started at left-back, so it is a position that I am very comfortable with.

"Throughout my career I have played in a multitude of positions and I am just happy to be playing."

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