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GT delighted with Taylor

14 November 2012

Manager challenges JT to build on recent form

Graham Turner wants Shrewsbury Town's in-form winger Jon Taylor to keep hitting the heights and help the club move away from the lower reaches of the League One table.
Taylor's bright form out wide has been one of the main plus points in recent weeks and he also weighed in with a fine goal in last Saturday's frustrating 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient.
Now the manager wants the little winger to continue to impress as Town look forward to successive home matches with Crewe's visit on Saturday followed by MK Dons on Tuesday night.
"Jon's an exciting player when he gets in his stride," said Graham. "It was a terrific goal and a terrific finish at Leyton Orient.
"Jon has worked very hard at his game. He's been very conscientious about the things he's been doing away from the place and it's culminated in him getting back in the side and showing the sort of form that's been exciting to watch.
"He's been productive for us. He's getting crosses in as well as the goal he scored at Leyton Orient and he's got to continue doing that.
"It suddenly doesn't change because he's had a few accolades. He needs to be working the same level he did at Orient and in one or two other games."
Taylor linked up well with new signing Luke Rodgers at Brisbane Road, with the boss hopeful the striker can also play a leading role in making sure Town's season takes a turn for the better.  
"Luke's an effervescent lad," added Graham. "He's got characteristics about him that you want in a dressing room and I thought he looked quite sharp and fit at Leyton Orient. 
"He was unlucky not to score early on in the game when his shot just trickled wide of the post.
"He's got that know how about him of when to make the runs, the timing of them, and he'll get himself into goalscoring positions.
"I think he's been a good addition for us and he will also help, I think, morale as it is at the moment.
"There's one or two senior players that can keep people going when things are going wrong and he comes into that category."   

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