Youngster wants to take reserve form into first team
Jon Taylor is hungry for a chance to show what he can do on the first team stage after maintaining his bright form with a two-goal show for Shrewsbury Town reserves earlier this week.
The winger was the stand out performer as Town's second string kicked off their Central League campaign with a 4-0 beating of Oldham Athletic at the Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday.
He netted twice in quick succession in the first half, with his second strike a fine individual effort.
"It was a good goal," smiled Taylor. "I took a couple of players on and got the ball out of my feet and hit it into the side of the net. Lucky for me it went in."
Taylor was pleased to get the chance to feature in a competitive game having played just five minutes for Town's first team in the opening three League One games this term.
He said: "I don't want to be spending time in the reserves as I want to be in the first team winning games, that's where it matters the most for me.
"The team's been doing well so I've just got to bide my time and, like I did in the reserve game the other day, do well in them and give the gaffer something to think about.
"I'm on the bench if he needs me, I'm ready for him, I'm fit and I've scored three goals in the last two games I've started as I also got one against TNS when we played them.
"When I came on against Preston I was only on for five minutes and I got through one on one but the linesman gave offside even though I was onside when we looked back at the DVD.
"I could have scored a goal then as well so I'm ready if the gaffer needs me."
But Taylor knows he will need to keep playing well to earn a senior call up with fellow wingers Mark Wright and Paul Parry both impressing in the early weeks of the season.
"They are two great players but I can learn off them," he added. "It's good that I've got someone to learn off but I want to be playing. I've just got to bide my time, keep working hard and be ready when the gaffer needs me."