Shrewsbury Town's Taylor Moore chatted to the media ahead of our League One clash with Port Vale tomorrow.
Town welcome Darrell Clarke's side at Montgomery Waters Meadow looking to register a sixth league victory in a row.
Speaking to the assembled media, Taylor chatted about the mood in the camp following our wins over Burton, Cambridge, MK Dons, Forest Green and Oxford.
And the 25-year-old also touched on his development as a player and discussed how much he is enjoying his time at Shrewsbury after joining on loan from Bristol City in the summer.
ON THE MOOD IN THE CAMP FOLLOWING FIVE WINS:
“It’s a very, very, good mood. I think everyone you’ve spoken to this season has probably mentioned the good group of lads and staff that we have here.
"When you come into training - especially after a good win - the mood is really good.
"But after five wins we’re definitely on a high at the moment and I just think it’s sparked that hunger, even more, to keep it going.
"We’ve got ambitions and goals as a team that we want to reach, so the more we can strive towards those goals the better.
“To be on this winning run is very satisfying. We are a tight group and we have big conversations in terms of what’s needed, even now, to kick on again.
"We’ve got staff that are behind us, pushing us all the way and we’ve got no room whatsoever for complacency so we’re looking to kick on again and keep improving.”
ON PLAYING LOTS OF GAMES SINCE ARRIVING ON LOAN:
“It’s been brilliant for me because that’s what I came here for - I came here to play games, to play for a very good manager and to be part of a very talented squad.
"Even before I signed, I was looking at the signings Shrewsbury were making and I wanted to be part of something special.
"I think we were probably all disappointed with the way we started the season. It wasn’t too bad, but we expected a lot better of ourselves.
"I think it took time for us to gel as a team, for us to get to know each other and I can really feel that since the turn of Christmas, it’s definitely clicked.”
ON HIS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:
“I think I’ve had a couple of difficult years. It’s never easy being at a club that no longer wants you or requires you so you’re being shipped out left, right and centre.
"I’ve found a home here this year. And I feel myself, I feel a lot more confident whether that’s on or off the pitch and I’ve got the boys and especially the staff to thank.
"I’ve got a good family around me as well and sometimes you have to just ride the wave during those difficult periods in football.
"I think when I first joined, it took me some time to adapt, to get fit again, to kind of get myself going mentally. It’s tough sometimes.
"But I definitely feel once the season did get going, I had a couple of good conversations with the manager on how I can improve my game and I definitely feel like I’ve turned a corner and my confidence is a lot higher than what it was at the beginning of the season.”
ON HOW SUPPORTIVE THE TEAM HAVE BEEN:
“The group that we’ve got here is very special.
"You’ve got good boys all around you that want to see each other succeed.
"I think we all understand that we’re all young men, there’s sometimes stuff going on off the pitch as well you have to bear in mind.
"But when you’ve got a good group of boys around you that support you no matter what, it actually means the world.
"Sometimes it might be a small chat that you have to have. Sometimes it’s a bit more of a shout. But we all know that there’s nothing personal and we all want each other to get better.”
ON HIS VERSITILITY:
“I think my versatility is probably my biggest strength.
"I’d probably say at sometimes it’s cost me a little bit because managers aren’t too sure where to play me because I can play different positions.
"But speaking to the manager before signing here, that was the plan to play a couple of different positions.
"And now my confidence is a lot higher, I feel like I can just adapt to any position on the pitch.
"I know my teammates a lot better, they know me a lot better.
"It was good switching it up a little bit going from right wing-back going into centre half (against Oxford last week), but even if I'm back at right wing-back this weekend, I'm looking forward to it and looking to improve as every game comes.”