Striker on securing Wembley trip
Lyle Taylor was reluctant to take the plaudits after striking the goal that took AFC Wimbledon to Wembley and he was quick to praise Jake Reeves for his part in it.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Taylor said: “The credit has to go to Jake Reeves for his run, it was something else. He chipped it over one player, nutmegged another, and he was so unlucky not to score. It has just popped up to me and I just did my job. I don’t think anything more than that. It is a pleasure to say that we are going to Wembley!
“If I’m honest I did not see our fans in that moment. I just ran straight off to the bench and everyone went absolutely mental. At the end you could see when the fans came onto the pitch what it meant. For us as a group of players, it’s massive to provide that for them.”
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Though the 26-year-old striker has not previously played at Wembley before, he is determined to be doing much more than just soaking up the atmosphere of a showpiece occasion.
“We had a slow start to the season, but this is what we wanted to do,” added Taylor. “We will do everything we can to finish on the right note. We have not yet achieved what we want to achieve. This is a family. We fight, we argue, we bicker, and then we hug, kiss and make up! To a man, the staff, fans and players, including those not playing, were phenomenal. The atmosphere in the team hotel in the morning and the afternoon was unbelievable. It was so positive and it was brilliant to be a part of it.”
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