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TAYLOR: "SPIRIT HAS BEEN EXCELLENT"

23 October 2013

Interim boss praises collective effort but reveals there is more work to be done

Peter Taylor described the work ethic of his team as `terrific` following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Notts County at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.


and despite a late goal from Callum McGregor, the home defence stood firm to claim the win.club’s first win since Taylor took over as Interim Manager,Goals in the first half from Chris Whelpdale and Danny Kedwell proved enough to seal the


He said: “When you have a change you want to try and get a win to get the players confident. The spirit has been excellent and I’m really pleased for them that they went home for three points.


They had more of it in certain areas and they didn’t really hurt us so much in the first half. “Chris [Kiwomya] will be very frustrated because they had more of the ball and I thought they started the game better than us.


“They had more opportunities in the second half but I can imagine Chris was very frustrated because they played some good Football and found themselves 2-0 down but we took our chances and that’s good for us.


“In the end, as well as Notts County play, they had too many chances for comfort so we will look at the game again and go over it. Effort wise though, terrific!”


Taylor was asked if he is already seeing signs that his style of play is taking effect, but insisted any alteration at a club needs time to make an impact.


He said: “It doesn’t happen overnight, we have had four days on the training pitch but there have been good signs in both of the games, but there have also been frustrating times.


“I can live with those as long as they keep trying to do what we are asking them to do.


“At times against Preston we might have tried too hard and they might have been finding things a bit different which takes time.


“Most divisions are very tight and it’s all about the first goal. There are no easy matches no matter what the position is of the opponent.


“It’s quite unpredictable; it’s how they turn up on the night and who plays best on the evening. We knew it would be a difficult match, we had them looked at on Friday and they played ever so well at Swindon and made some good chances and when they get it right it’s hard to get the ball off them.


“We will have a go at what we are trying to do; the players are up for that. Defensively I thought we could have been a bit better in our shape so those are the things we will be talking about on Thursday.


“They have been a credit to themselves and they are great to work with.”


Peter explained his decision to bring in Myles Weston over Cody McDonald, and praised goal scorers Kedwell and Whelpdale for their performances.


He added: “Danny is a very hardworking lad and I was thinking about playing Akinfenwa a little bit and I asked myself how long could he [Kedwell] play. I had in my mind that Danny would play for an hour and then being on Bayo.



“I’ve always liked Chris, I’ve followed his career – I saw him play in non-league and he should get more goals for his ability.


“He can get in the box, he’s fit enough and he’s a good striker of the ball and he had a marvellous shot in the second half which was brilliantly saved.


“I was pleased with Myles and people say at times he’s not such a good starter and he’s more exciting when he comes off the bench which, I’m sure if you’re a wide player, that happens quite a bit because people are tired and there’s a bit more space but I thought he did some good things.


and I thought he deserved to start – they have a new coach at the minute so if they want to play now is the time to impress and the players have showed great attitude.He did well Saturday“He helped us make the first goal by getting the early cross in to Whelps.


“There will be times where we will think we need extra bodies in midfield – sometimes we will play two and sometimes we won’t.


“We will have a look at it but it will keep the scouts guessing!”


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