Striker is raring to go for new season
Lyle Taylor believes that AFC Wimbledon’s set-up is geared to success – and he’s determined to do his bit to push the Dons forward during 2015/16.
With plenty of familiar faces from Taylor’s career so far in Wimbledon’s squad and the goals flowing during pre-season, the ex-Scunthorpe United striker has had no problems settling in.
Speaking to Dons Player ahead of tomorrow’s opener at home to Plymouth, Taylor (pictured) praised the standard of coaching implemented by Neal Ardley and the club as a whole since he joined.
“With the way that the club is set-up here, everything is geared up for us to do well on the pitch,” Taylor told WDON commentator Rob Cornell. “We need to repay the hard work that everyone puts in on the training ground with results on a Saturday. It is very well set-up here and hopefully that will give us a springboard to do well this season.
“It was nice to see the younger fans and their parents on Tuesday (open training session). I had a good chat with one of the fans in the bar before training and that was nice. It is good to see everyone pulling in the same direction at the club.
“I know Bayo, Karleigh, Jake and ‘Robbo’ and a lot of the boys. It all makes settling in a lot easier, but pre-season is done now. This is when the real stuff starts.”
Being a part of a prolific forward line will be pivotal to success when the serious action begins and Taylor added there are good signs of that happening.
“It is different to anything I have ever played in with the other two (Bayo Akinfenwa and Tom Elliott,” added Taylor. “It is about me getting used to them and vice-versa. It is good and we are really positive going into Saturday.
“From what I have been told about how the formation operated at the end of last season we were a lot more dominant in terms of possession. We have not really seen that too much during pre-season, but you can see the attacking threat that we carry.
“We have not played great, but we have been winning and drawing games. That tells you that if we click it could be devastating for other teams playing against us. Everyone is looking forward to the season and we feel that we’re ready,”
The full six-minute interview with Lyle Taylor is on Dons Player.