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Advice helps Lyle flourish

21 October 2016

Striker interviewed ahead of Peterborough game

Lyle Taylor said that coaching tips from the manager has helped him rediscover his best form.

The Dons head for Peterborough tomorrow with Lyle in confident mood after notching his sixth goal of the season in all competitions during the win at Bury on Tuesday.

Speaking during an interview on Dons Player, the 26-year-old striker said: “There was a cross before I scored when I did not get inside the left-back. The manager did not say anything, but I knew what he was thinking! I jogged back to the halfway line with my head down thinking ‘the next one I am going to get across someone in the box and hope it drops for me’. I just happened to wander into space – I knew what ‘Barchy’ was going to do when he got to the by-line – and I found myself in a great area. I thought I’d jumped a bit early, but it went in so I was happy.

“In the last few weeks the manager has been getting onto me and Dominic (Poleon) especially about getting across the front of people in the box and hoping something drops for us. It paid off at Wembley for me, at Accrington last season in the 4-3 game, and on Tuesday. I will keep working on that and keep doing what I can to get into those areas to score more goals.

“I’m back to where I was at the turn of the year as I’m playing and scoring goals, albeit in a slightly different position with the emphasis on work-rate and putting in a shift for the team. I’m doing my bit. If I keep doing my bit hopefully I will keep scoring goals and we will keep winning games.”

Lyle feels tomorrow’s match against Peterborough will be completely different to the game between the two teams earlier this season in the EFL Cup.

“I am not sure it can be likened to the game before (3-2 defeat),” added Lyle. “It was a cup game and there were a few players rested so it’s going to be different for us. I am sure it will be different for them too. We are in a rich vein of form at the moment. I would like to think that we are fitter than everybody else. At the moment we are proving that by staying in games and going right until the last minute. We are coming up with late winners.

“We always try to be in good physical condition for when the games come around. The manager and his staff work hard to give us the best chance of being in a better physical state than the other team.”

The full interview with Lyle Taylor is available on Dons Player via the link above and an in-depth update from Simon Bassey ahead of Peterborough is also on our premium channel.

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