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Cherries: Fletch guidance priceless says Lyle
Published : 12 Aug 2011 07:00:00
STRIKING prospect Lyle Taylor is determined to grasp his big Cherries chance by heeding the priceless advice of club legend Steve Fletcher. The Cherries hopeful plans to listen to the wise words of the club's master frontman as he bids to build a big reputation of his own at the Seward Stadium. Fresh from hitting six goals in pre-season, Taylor opened his competitive account for Cherries with his first goals in the professional ranks on Tuesday night. Making his 15th senior appearance for the Dorset outfit, the former non-league hotshot found the net twice late on to complete the 5-0 thumping of Dagenham and Redbridge. Taylor, who started alongside Fletcher in attack against the Daggers, took the opportunity to impress manager Lee Bradbury in the absence of injured trio Steve Lovell, Michael Symes and Danny Ings. And speaking ahead of tomorrow's League One clash against Sheffield Wednesday (3pm), Taylor said the help of player-assistant boss Fletcher would prove vital to his continued development. He told the Daily Echo: Everything Fletch can tell you is priceless. For the time he was on the pitch, he talked to me constantly. It was brilliant. As a young centre forward, positioning is possibly not the strongest part of my game. Having someone talking to me day in, day out in training, games and even when we are not in, does my game no end of good. I can only thank Fletch for that. He is a massive leader. We have been told that you can talk your way through a game and Fletch helps everyone massively by talking to them. We know what Fletch is about he is strong and holds up the ball but his experience is invaluable. You can't buy that, it is brilliant. Taylor is vowing to give his all in a bid to continue his good run. He said: I'm just looking to do my best. Bradders and Fletch gave me an opportunity, with other players not being fit, and I have taken that opportunity so far. I will look to carry on doing the same working hard, getting the best out of myself and putting in the best performances I can. When asked about opening his competitive Cherries account, Taylor added: I have been thinking about it when I have been lying in bed or watching the TV it is always on your mind. As a centre forward, your job is to score goals. I didn't score last season but it is a new season. I have turned over a new leaf and it is a fresh start for everyone. With Bradders and Fletch now, it is their team, whereas last season they took over and they were finding their feet. We are all in it together and we are all looking to do the best we can for this club and each other.