Top scorer salutes Ade's impact
Lyle Taylor says that the “lightning” pace of Ade Azeez offers Wimbledon a very useful attacking weapon and a welcome selection dilemma for the manager.
Azeez has scored in victories against Cambridge and Mansfield – both after coming off the bench – and fellow striker Taylor believes the form of his team-mate makes it a tough choice for Neal Ardley to pick his forwards every week.
“Ade has been brilliant,” said Taylor. “He has scored two in two and he could have had five on Saturday! The problem defenders have against us is that once they have been run into the ground or beaten up by whoever has started, they then have Ade to deal with.
“Ade is coming off the bench and they cannot live with the kid! Let’s be honest, he is lightning quick and strong as well. We have a great set of players and the manager has one hell of a job to try and pick two or three centre forwards out of the four of us.”
Taylor has scored five goals in five games now after his equaliser against Mansfield and he believes the intensity shown by the players in the second-half was key to victory.
“We had a couple of players out with knocks so the group had to be reshuffled,” added Taylor. “The manager went with what he thought was right and I am sure he would have deliberated about that for a long time. Unfortunately, it did not work in the first-half, but as soon as we went back to 4-4-2 we got on top.
“No one wants to be taken off at half-time, but it was simply a tactical change and one that was made for the benefit of the team and the club. I think Bayo would be the first to say ‘look, we won the game at the end of the day’. It does not matter now and we go again. But to change it and show the intensity we did to win the game so comfortably made us all very happy.”
Can the Dons round off January with another victory? The home fixture against Yeovil on 30 January is now confirmed after Carlisle’s FA Cup replay win last night.
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