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17 January 2014

Peter Taylor wants his players to reward the supporters with committed display after defeat to Colchester

.Peter Taylor wants his players to give the fans something to cheer about on Saturday following the disappointing result against Colchester last weekend

positive result against Swindon. after conceding three goals in the second half, but Peter is hoping the atmosphere and determination of the players will be enough to reward the supporters with a 3-0 defeat was inflicted on the GillsA

Speaking to the club website he said: “We are desperate to bounce back after a very disappointing game against Colchester – we took a lot of supporters there so that for us is a double frustration.

“We want to give them something to cheer about.

“They [the players] knew exactly how I felt on Saturday after Colchester because I said, to me, it was one of the most disappointing results we have had.

“But, again, we just go over it and we’ve done certain things this week to make sure little things like that don’t happen again.

“We know that they will happen again every now and then before the end of the season and that’s the level we are playing at.

“We hope it doesn’t happen too many more times.”

Peter was asked if he was aware of the rivalry between the two clubs during his week-long preparation.

He said: “I have certainly been made aware of it now; I wasn’t when it was put to me for the first time and of course if it means an extra special atmosphere because of the rivalry then that’s brilliant.

“I’m sure both sets of players will appreciate that anyway.

“Any time we play a game of Football the first thing you have to do is be hard to play against and you can’t let any team in our league just settle and enjoy playing Football.”

Peter knows Swindon boss Mark Cooper well and was in Stevenage on Tuesday night to see the way Swindon play for himself, and he knows fully well what to expect.

He added: “I know Mark well and I know his Dad, he was one of the best left backs and played for Leeds United. Mark is a good young Manager and I’m sure he is grateful for the opportunity to manage Swindon at this time.

“He will get the very best out of their players but we just need to make sure that we don’t allow them to have a good day here Saturday.

“Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale are both not fit for this weekend. I’m hopeful they will have a chance for Brentford; Amine Linganzi has played 75 minutes in a game against Oxford on Tuesday so that was good news and he’s feeling good and training well.

“There won’t be too much to change on last weekend.”

Watch Peter's exclusive video interview here.

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