After signing for Scunthorpe at the start of last week, Lyle Taylor says he’s settling in well and enjoying his first few days of training with the club.The striker arrived from fellow League One side Sheffield United to become the third new addition of the summer to the Iron squad, joining Jennison Myre-Williams and Neal Bishop in penning a deal at Glanford Park.
Pre-season training only began for Russ Wilcox’s men five days ago but Taylor is pleased with how things have gone so far.
“I’m settling in well, I’m really enjoying it and training has been brilliant,” he told The Iron Player.
“Training has been tough but getting to know all the boys and training with them has been really good.
“We’ve been having fairly long sessions so I’ve managed to get to know everybody and it has been good. I’m really looking forward to the games now.
“The first few days are the hardest when you can barely control the ball and run at the same time so everyone is looking tired but feeling better for it.”
The striker has been at the likes of Millwall and Bournemouth as well as most recent club Sheffield United in the past but it’s his form north of the border that he’ll be hoping to replicate during his time with Scunthorpe.
Taylor bagged 29 goals in 42 games for Scottish side Falkirk in the 2012-2013 season and netted seven times in 20 matches during a loan spell with Partick Thistle in the second half of the last campaign.
He says he’s now looking forward to the challenge ahead in North Lincolnshire but insists it’s too early to start thinking about setting targets.
He continued: “I’m hoping to score a few goals here and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“I think for me it’s as much a trust thing as anything else so being trusted by my teammates and being trusted by the management and I’m looking forward to kicking my first ball for the club.
“I haven’t set any targets as of yet. It’s still early on and we’ve only been training for four days so we’ll get this week out of the way and go from there.
“I’ve been around League One for long enough, I haven’t played as many games as I’d have liked to have played, but I’d like to think that I can bring something to the team and help the boys as much as I can this season.”
The 24-year-old stressed that the aim now for himself and the rest of the squad will be to continue building up match fitness and take everything they can out of every training session.
United travel to Champneys Health Spa later this week and Taylor thinks that the change of environment will be good for the team.
“It’s a change of environment and it will be good for everyone,” he added.
“I haven’t got a clue what we’ll be doing but I’m sure there will be about seven or eight sessions in three days so it’s going to be tough but it’s pre-season and you expect that.
“If it isn’t hard then there’s something not quite right.
“There’s nothing harder physically than playing 90 minutes in a game so no matter how much training you do there’s no way you can prepare for that so you have to get everything you can out of every single session.”
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