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Taylor:”It's all about the 3 points”

1 March 2014

Jon Taylor pleased with his goals but the 3 points are more important.

Jon Taylor was twice on the scoresheet in Town's moral boosting 3-2 away win at Notts County with a goal in each half.  His goals helped to turn around a game that looked lost in the first half but in the end Town and JT showed great spirit to fight back and get the 3 points.

The focus now turns to Coventry City and a Sunday kick-off and a trip to Northampton's Sixfields stadium, the Sky Blues temporary home.

It's been a good week in training for the team and Jon Taylor was quick to stress the importance of last weeks 3 points:”The most important thing was the win, we were all really buzzing after the game as the 3 points was the main thing.

“To go 2-0 down early on was not part of the plan, I had no idea what was going through my head at that time as I was just devastated.

“To score the two goals to get us back into the game was brilliant but as I said the important thing was the 3 points.

“The fans stuck with us though that and they really helped to pull us through and get the win.”

The focus now switches to Sunday's trip to Sixfields to take on Coventry City, another game that Jon believes Town have a chance of picking up points:”We've got to take that into next week and not think about what we did against Notts County, that's gone, we've got to take the positives and negatives into the Coventry game.

“I know it's a cliché but anyone can beat anyone in this league so we go into Sunday's game with the belief that we can win it.”

With Mike Jackson now in charge JT is working under a manager who he has known and worked with for all his professional career.  The change at the Town helm has brought a new belief to the team that can be seen out on the pitch:”There is a real togetherness and everyone wants to do well for Jacko.

“We could have picked up a few more points but bar the Sheffield United game we have improved and since then we've got a draw and then a win.

“He's been here the whole time that I've been here and he's been a real help to me.  He used to do extra with me when I was in and out of the team so I want to repay that faith he's shown in me.”

One thing fans can't question is Jon's effort and work rate out on the pitch but he thinks at times he can try a little too hard and this can affect his overall performance:”That's why sometimes I play badly, when I try too hard and then can get frustrated.

“I was talking to Eavsey and said that towards the end of last season I really wanted to score as I could have ended up top goal scorer.  It was between me, Marvin and Matt Richards, they both weren't in the team and I only needed the one goal but as I was trying too hard I just couldn't score.

“This season my thoughts are if a goal from me will help then that's great, but if the performance is more important then I will do that as I will do everything to keep the club up.

“My target at the start of the season was to get past ten goals and I should be able to achieve that.

“I went through a real goal drought but hopefully I'm through that now and can continue to chip in with the goals.”

Town's league position is still not where the manager or players want it to be but  the win over Notts County has given everyone a big boost going into the Coventry game:”The games on Tuesday night went alright for us with Stevenage taking points off Crewe.

“I don't tend to look at the league table but with 14 games left then anything can happen, there are 42 points to play for.

“The points are there to play for, we could go on a run and pick up points but all we can do is try out best and do all we can to push up the table.

“Anything to get ourselves out of the relegation zone will be perfect for me and perfect for the club as we all want to stay up.”


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