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15 August 2014

Iron summer signing Lyle Taylor has been speaking ahead of his Glanford Park league bow.

He discussed his blossoming strike partnership with Paddy Madden following the opening two games of the season.

The former Sheffield United man is keen to step out on home turf and continue alongside the Irishman in a slightly altered role.

“I’m really looking forward to it and being out on the pitch in front of our own fans. It was a good experience," he told The Iron Player.

“I’ve really enjoyed it, playing alongside Paddy. I think the manager’s got a couple of hard decisions with regards to team selection but that’s not necessarily a bad place to be.

“I played with Paddy a few times in pre-season as well and it’s an understanding.

“It’s a slightly different role for me as a pairing but I think with a bit more fine tuning I think I’ll be able to start helping Paddy score goals, picking out his runs. Hopefully it’ll be good for the team.

“It’s a role that hopefully I’ll grow into and become more accustomed to with practice and with game time but I’m looking forward to it.”

The Iron will be without Dave Syers who will be missing for the rest of the season following injury at Swindon. Taylor echoed the thoughts of the rest of the club, standing by his team mate following the news.

He said: “It’s a big blow for us but it’s more of a blow for Dave. It’s never good to see anybody injured, especially not for that length of time but we’ll all rally round Dave.

“Hopefully his operation goes well and we’ll look to be there for him should he need us and have him back in the fold as soon as possible.

“It would be nice to have Dave here, even if it’s more in a friendly role than a team-mate role.”

United face Simon Grayson’s Preston North End on Saturday and Taylor is expecting another tough test.

“It’s going to be a tough game, any game in this league will be a tough game," he said.

"We have to worry about ourselves. If we can perform as we did on Tuesday night, then we’d like to think we’d get a good result.”

See much more from Lyle Taylor, and others, on The Iron Player.

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