Iron manager Mark Robins was impressed with Lyle Taylor’s performance against Port Vale on Tuesday evening and suggested he is capable of even more.The 24-year-old striker scored a late equaliser to earn his side a hard-earned point at Vale Park, despite playing with ten men for the final half an hour.
“At the end of the game he started to show signs of what he’s capable of doing,” said Robins.
“Maybe he’s not even sure himself what he’s capable of achieving, so it’s up to us to push him.”
Taylor was sore after working extremely hard for the team throughout the game, but his manager joked he hoped he would be even sorer after Saturday’s fixture against Notts County.
He said: “I’m hoping he’s going to be able to take knocks and display the sort of work rate he showed right to the death on Tuesday. He’s got to push himself like he did this week and if he does that he’s sure to score more goals.”
Taylor is someone Robins has said he would like to work with due to both his footballing ability and his lively personality.
“He’s one of those that can have a bit of banter with everybody – he’s a bright lad,” he said.
“I’d like to see him knuckle down and perform like I know he can because he’s a very capable individual. If he does that we’ll get a great player out of him.”
Robins also said that Taylor “typifies the sort of player” he has in his current squad. “We have a decent team spirit and camaraderie,” he added.
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