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Lyle hails strike partner

4 April 2016

Top scorer praises team-mates after play-off hopes lifted

Lyle Taylor said that victory at Wycombe and keeping the club’s play-off hopes alive was of far greater significance than ending his mini-scoring drought.

Taylor took his tally to 17 goals in all competitions this season, a fine return in his first season with AFC Wimbledon, but the 26-year-old had gone five games without scoring since netting at Northampton.

Speaking during an interview with Rob Cornell for Dons Player, Taylor was quick to recognise the contribution of fellow striker Tom Elliott, who produced a hugely impressive forward display at Wycombe.

“It’s really good to be back among the goals, but the biggest thing is that we won,” Taylor told Dons Player. “It did not really matter where the goals came from as long as we won the game. Tom was the best that I’ve seen him and he was an absolute monster! Tom made it so much easier for me and Rhys. He helps the team get up the pitch and stay up the pitch. Massive praise must go to Tom.”

In an overall team performance to savour, solid displays came from those at the back and Taylor believes that the experience of Paul Robinson will be a big asset during the run-in.

“We defended like lions,” added Taylor. “Darius, ‘Robbo’ and everyone at the back were immense so fair play to them. We missed ‘Robbo’ when he was out, but by the same token Ryan Sweeney did well when he came in. I am not saying a bad word about Ryan, but having an experienced player back like ‘Robbo’, who has been there and done it, is massive for us.”

  with extended highlights, plus post-match reaction from Lyle Taylor, Tom Elliott and Neal Ardley.Dons PlayerYou can relive the excellent victory at Wycombe on 

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