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Taylor looking forward to possible home debut

9 October 2020

On loan from Nottingham Forest, Jake Taylor is ready to kick on following his debut last week.

Talking about the match against Tranmere Rovers last Saturday, he said that despite the result, he was pleased with aspects of his play.

He told iFollow Iron: “I’m thankful to get my debut and get some games in. It was disappointing to not pick any points up from the game but I thought we did okay.

“I thought we played well in the first half especially, with some good touches and passes. Focusing on the whole team performance, I thought we were okay in the first half, but disappointed not to pick up some points.”

The team have been training hard this week and improving their play in the final third, with Taylor commenting: “We have been working hard on that, trying to explore spaces from behind. I think that what was lacking on Saturday in spells.

“We are working hard on it this week and hopefully we can put it into practice on Saturday.”

Taylor had his first training session two days before his debut last weekend, and he was surprised to get into the team so quickly, saying: “Thursday was my first session, but I’m thankful for the manager putting his trust in me to play. I was just happy to get 90 minutes and build my fitness up.

“I’ve had more time to get to know everyone this week, and how the team likes to play. It’s been a tough week, but an enjoyable one.” 

The Iron are playing Forest Green Rovers at the weekend, and Taylor played against them last season while on loan at Port Vale. He said: “We played against them last year, and they are a good footballing side.

“They like to pass out from the back, but we’re looking forward to the game. We have looked at their weaknesses, and hopefully we can exploit them come Saturday.”

Talking about matches without fans, he said: “It’s something you thrive off, playing in front of fans and the atmosphere. It’s different without fans, but it’s something we have got to adapt to in these times.”

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