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Pre Sheffield Wednesday | Taylor Moore

18 November 2022

Taylor Moore met with the media ahead of our game at Sheffield Wednesday.

Town travel to Hillsborough tomorrow looking to topple a Wednesday side currently sitting third in the League One table.

Steve Cotterill's men have impressed in recent weeks but they haven't got the points they deserved from games against Charlton, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Oxford and Barnsley.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow's match, Taylor said Town are determined to start backing up their performances with more points.

And the 25-year-old also discussed his versatility and fitness - with Taylor having played at centre-back, in central midfield and at wing-back this season.

On Sheffield Wednesday: 

"It will be an exciting game for sure. Going away to Sheffield Wednesday is always difficult. I have been there before when I was at Bristol City and it is a very intimidating place to go if we are not on it. 

"But think that has been one of the main messages that the manager and the staff have got across this week. Although it is Sheffield Wednesday we are going there with the aim to win or pick up points. 

"It will be exciting, but it is something a lot of us have been through before, and I am sure we will be able to manage it. 

"It is great to have these kinds of teams in the division. It gives you that experience, and these big games are the ones you look forward to, but for us, it is just another game to hopefully climb up the table. 

"In the last few games, we feel we have done a lot better, and we should be higher up. I think in many ways we are frustrated about where we are. Our ultimate goal is to forget about how big the teams we come up against are and pick up as many points as we can."

On recent performances not getting the points they deserve:

"Over the course of the season, we would probably say that we have sometimes dropped some points where we should have picked some up and there have been other occasions where we maybe did not deserve to (pick up points) but in general, over the past few games, we have been very much in the games if not on top of the teams. 

"The next goal for us is to be on top and then take our chances and put the game to bed as quickly as we can."

On having played in three different positions this season: 

"I think sometimes my versatility is something that holds me back but is also something that helps me move forward as well. 

"The message was clear from the manager when he signed me back in July that I would be playing different positions and learning different ones too. 

"Ultimately I play wherever the team needs me, and I have always done that throughout my career. 

"So it is not something I am not familiar with, but I am enjoying my time here wherever I am playing. 

"I can feel my confidence is growing game by game and I am enjoying my football more so than I have done over the last few years. 

"I have the players and the manager to thank for that."

On his fitness:

"Over the past 18 months, it was probably where I struggled with match fitness. Being fit and being match fit are two completely different things. I think last season I was in and out of the team up in Scotland and we had quite a lot of time off over the summer as well. 

"Coming here, my main problem was my fitness, and the manager changed that and worked on it with me.

"Especially to play that position in midfield where you have to check your shoulders a lot more. You have to have your head on a swivel, there are different movements as well. 

"I feel at the beginning I probably struggled a bit more, but now I feel myself growing and having a bigger impact on games than I was at the beginning of the season."

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