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No let-up from Lyle

20 April 2016

Top striker has Pompey in his sights

Lyle Taylor thanked Wimbledon supporters for helping him reach 20 goals this season, but he is determined to keep pushing on during the run-in.

With 983 Dons fans packing into the away end to cheer on the Dons, it almost felt like a home game for Taylor and his team-mates.

“It feels good,” said Taylor on his 20-goal haul for the season. “What feels better is that we are hot on the tails of Portsmouth and we’re looking to finish the season as strongly as we can.”

“The team were brilliant tonight, but we as a team are nothing without the supporters. There were nearly a thousand of them here tonight and the away end was rammed. They were absolutely magnificent. I didn’t hear a single Dagenham fan all evening and that goes to show how good our support was and how good it is in general.

“They’ve been tremendous with me. I think I said previously they needed to be patient and on Saturday they were very patient and they had to wait, but eventually it came and we won that game. Tonight was about being professional and doing the job because they (Dagenham) had nothing to lose and to be fair to them they passed the ball around quite well.”

“The pitch itself was lovely, a little bit damp, and the ball ran perfectly. We outfought them, we out-pressed them, and we won the game comfortably.”

Taylor recognised the threat from opposing striker Jamie Cureton, yet again, but also how the Dons defence dealt with him.

“He’s a thorn in our side and a nightmare to play against, but we had brilliant defending from Barry Fuller and Paul Robinson on two separate occasions. I think we deserved it as a team. The midfield have really put a shift in these past two games and we’ll have to that again this Saturday (at home to Leyton Orient).

The full interview with Lyle Taylor will be on our premium channel later on today.

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