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Lyle on a hectic 24 hours

15 July 2015

Video interview with striker after his hat-trick

Lyle Taylor said it had been a hectic 24 hours for him after he marked his first day as an AFC Wimbledon player with a memorable hat-trick.

Returning back home to London from Scunthorpe, signing for the Dons, and then appearing as a second-half substitute at Basingstoke made it a hectic schedule for the 25-year-old striker.

  to view a short clip of Lyle’s interview after Basingstoke.You TubeBut it certainly did no harm for Lyle, who had not even had a chance to train with his team-mates. Click on 

“It has been a long 24 hours if I am honest,” Lyle admitted. “With all the travelling, packing and things like that I am glad that I am here. I have a little bit more to do and then I will be settled back in London. It was my first game of pre-season so I am happy with how it went. I am nowhere near fit, but the minutes will help me. I will look to build on that going into training on Thursday.

“The boys have been brilliant and there are a few familiar faces as I know Bayo, Karleigh and Jake. It will be nice to be involved in the banter on a day to day basis because that is what football is all about. We will all learn from each other. They will learn how I like to play and vice-versa. Hopefully, that will go some way to getting that little bit of cohesion.”

During an interview for Dons Player after last night’s 3-1 win at Basingstoke, Neil Cox said that places are up for grabs all over the pitch during pre-season.

“We are looking to see who is going to step-up to the plate,” Neil said. “If we are going to play a different formation then we want to see who is up for it with players trying to nail down positions. We have four centre forwards now and they are all fighting for places. It is going to be good in the next pre-season games to see how they perform.

“Lyle got 30 minutes of good football under his belt. He had not done a lot of training at Scunthorpe so that was good for him. I thought in the second half that we had a bit more tempo. It was a good work-out for us and they gave us a good game.”

 The full interviews with Lyle Taylor and Neil Cox are now on Dons Player. 

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