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Lyle targets more progress

12 December 2016

Striker interviewed after defeat on Saturday

Lyle Taylor believes AFC Wimbledon can continue to defy expectations in League One this season and he is determined to reward the fans for their great support during the rest of 2016/17.

Wimbledon had 2,000 supporters cheering on the club in defeat at Milton Keynes on Saturday and Lyle was disappointed that the squad were not at their best.

However, Lyle is confident there’s enough ability in the squad to put it behind them.

“We were lower down in League 2 at this point last year than we are in League 1 now,” said the striker. “We can take a good amount of positives from that. We are doing a decent job. Can we do more? Yes. Will we strive to do more? Definitely. Win, lose, or draw, we want to send our fans home smiling, going 'yes, we own this club and the players do care'. That is what we want to do every time we put the shirt on.

“Our fans were brilliant, from the very first minute. I heard songs in the warm-up. I feel for them because of what’s gone on before and they had to take this bitter pill today, but our first aim is to get to 50 points – the manager has drummed that into us. Getting 50 points is the first port of call and then who knows?

“We have to get right for the second half of the season. It’s a long season and we’ve done well up until now. We know within ourselves that we can do better, which is almost a good problem to have because we have done well. We have exceeded what most people expected from us. As long as we keep doing that, which we are capable of, we will go home with smiles on our faces at the end of the season.”

Lyle also talked in his interview about his own fitness after coming on as a substitute on Saturday. Click on the link above to watch the interview on our official You Tube channel.


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