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Pre Northampton | Taylor Perry

5 October 2023


Pre Northampton | Taylor Perry

5 October 2023

Taylor Perry met with the press ahead of Saturday's game at home to Northampton Town.

Town's Player of the Month for August conducted his first pre-match interview today as the team prepare for the visit of The Cobblers at the weekend.

'TP' was quizzed on the mood in the camp and on what he thinks Salop need to do to turn positive performances into results.

On the mood around the training ground:

"Obviously it's been a difficult month for us.

"Towards the end of last month we were playing well, we were creating a lot of chances.

"Obviously the next step is to start putting the ball in the back of the net really.

"But the mood is good. We've just got to keep in good spirits. 

"[It's] a good group of lads and staff, everyone around here is a good lad so we will keep pushing and hopefully performances will turn into results."

On the recent results:

"It's definitely frustrating at times.

"Like you said, some of the performances, I think Orient was very good, we created a lot of chances in that game and we ended up losing that game.

"It's really frustrating at times but that's football. You're not guaranteed to win any games, you've got to work for it. It's a tough league so we've just got to keep going and hopefully the performances will turn into results and hopefully we'll start hitting the back of the net from there, really."

On implementing Matt Taylor's style of play:

"Whatever he wants us to do with his playing style we've got to take that, do it in training and work on it.

"If things aren't working, like we're not getting the results at the moment, we've just got to keep working, trust the process and do what the head coach wants us to do because the results will come."

On not scoring goals:

"It's definitely tough at times if you've had a few chances in a game.

"Myself personally and others as well, we've missed chances which we should have scored and we could've got results out of it but football's tough and there's no time to rest.

"We've got loads of games coming up and we've had three games this week so we've got to push on, forget about it and move on to the next game and try to put things right."

On preparing for Northampton:

"We've been working on the training pitch looking ahead to the Northampton game at the weekend. Putting in our style of play, looking at which ways we can hurt them and we've just got to keep doing what the head coach wants us to do and trust the process.

"Hopefully it all turns out good on Saturday."

On the whole team contributing to goals:

"Strikers, it's what they do, it's what they get paid for - scoring goals. But obviously, it's a team, it's a collective.

"The whole team has got to work hard as a team to get into those goalscoring positions which I think we have done over the past month.

"We've had a lot of chances in games, we've controlled games at times. It's just that final step now where as a team, not just the strikers but the midfielders and defenders as well, have got to chip in, put the performances together and get the goals we need to push us on."

On if he feels pressure:

"To a certain extent, there's obviously pressure, football's full of pressure.

"If you've come off the back of a few results which we have, there's obviously a bit of pressure from that.

"We're desperate to get a win now, we want to forget last month and move forward and look at the positives.

"I understand the fans are frustrated at times which they have every right to be.

"We're playing well at the moment and I think if we trust the process and stick to the plan, the goals will come for sure and the results will come with that.

"Obviously the first step of that is Northampton on Saturday where we're looking to get three points."

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