Sunday 21 April 2019

Feature article praises Lyle Taylor

A full page feature article in today's Football League Paper praises Lyle Taylor who has scored 20 goals this season, the first player to achieve this since Bradley Wright-Phillips in 2011/12.

Former Swindon striker Sam Parker writes, 'It's not just his goals that have impressed me, his all-round game is improving constantly. He's incredibly hard working, excellent with his back to goal and has the awareness to execute the correct and often killer pass.' His nine assists this season underline that he is a creator of chances as well as an accomplished finisher.'

'Taylor is also very sharp in and around the 18-yard box. I loved his recent goal during the 2-0 win at Plymouth. As Chris Solly prepared to deliver from the right hand side, Taylor made a slight movement towards the near post, taking his marker Ryan Edwards with him before changing direction and finding a couple of yards of space in the centre of goal. The headed finish was relatively simple but it's the movement that gets him the goal.'

'As the focal point of the team, he is particularly good at feigning to run in behind defenders, before showing for a ball at his feet. He seems to play the game at his own pace, never flustered. It looks like the confidence is flowing and he fully embraces the pressure that comes with being the team's go-to man.'

'He's also developed a fantastic rapport with the club's support. Of course, the goals and performances are part of this, but it's away from the pitch that some of his most important work has been done.' The article goes on to discuss his cancer charity work and his stance against racism.

'Taylor could yet cap a superb season with a date at Wembley in May and a second promotion of his career. Just four years ago he was on loan at Partick, surplus to requirements at parent club Scunthorpe. His next port of call, one way or another, is surely the Championship.'

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