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Taylor keen to continue 'hot streak'

Chester FC: Loan striker has hit five goals in five starts

Terry Marland
Matty Taylor celebrates his first goal in the 4-3 win at Tamworth for Chester FC

Having bagged four times in his last two games, Matty Taylor is hungry for more goals.

Taylor, 23, fired home a brilliant equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Lincoln City on Saturday and hit a hat-trick in the 4-3 win at Tamworth on Tuesday.

He now has five goals in his five starts since joining on loan from Forest Green Rovers last month.

“At the moment everything I touch seems to be going in and I’m on a bit of a hot streak so long may it continue,” said Taylor.

“We have got another 13 games to go so hopefully I can get a few more goals before the end of the season.”

Taylor earned a reputation as prolific scorer with Southern League outfit North Leigh, netting more than 80 goals in two seasons before Forest Green snapped him up in September 2011.

He had fallen out of favour at the New Lawn and Blues boss Steve Burr signed him on loan for the remainder of the season.

Burr now seems settled on using Taylor as part of a fluid front four with Gareth Seddon, Craig Mahon and John Rooney, allowing the manager to switch between 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1.

Taylor said: “It’s something we’ve spoke about and the manager wants us to adapt quickly

“We did it at Lincoln and we did it again at Tamworth and I thought we ripped them to bits.

“It can give us more space when we switch and I don’t think the defenders and midfielders know what to make of it.”

Rooney was outstanding in the win over Tamworth, scoring a spectacular individual goal and creating two for Taylor.

“He’s got great vision and he seems to keep picking me out so it’s a joy to play with someone like that,” said Taylor.

Chester are unbeaten in three league games and welcome Nuneaton Town on Saturday (3pm).

Boro are sixth in the Skrill Premier table and beat the Blues 1-0 in the reverse fixture in November.

Taylor said: “It’s a very winnable game and I think on our day we can give anyone a game in this league.

“We just need to cut out the mistakes and take our opportunities.”

Having come from a club not known for its travelling support, Taylor has been blown away with the backing the Blues have had this week at Lincoln and Tamworth.

More than 250 travelled to Sincil Bank at the weekend with almost 400 making the trip to the Lamb Ground.

“The support has been fantastic and the fans don’t shut up for the whole game so it feels like a home game,” said Taylor.

“Since I’ve been here the supporters have been first class and hopefully we will have a big crowd behind us on Saturday.”

 

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