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Jake Taylor keeps positive despite late disappointment at Brisbane Road

29 September 2019

Midfielder Jake Taylor believes the Vale has every reason to be upbeat despite last-minute heartbreak against Leyton Orient.

After admitting that it initially felt like a loss, the Vale midfielder says the squad has the talent and spirit to go one further on Saturday and pick up three points against Morecombe.

Despite late heartache for the Vale, it is now 3 games unbeaten in all competitions, and we are still yet to taste defeat at Vale park in the league this term, and Taylor admits that it is important not to get too disheartened about the result.

The Vale return to the fortress on Saturday, and Taylor is adamant that the side will approach the game as normal.

He said: “There’s a lot of talent in that squad, we’re working as a team, we’re working our socks off for each other like you can see out there.

“I thought we played well, it’s just little tweaks here and there you know, game management, I think we go on to win that game, it’s always hard to coming away from home in the league to get the win but if we keep putting in performances like that we will be fine.

“The same as we approach any game, we like to press high, we like to play the ball about, we like to get crosses in the box and a lot of energy especially at home with our fans behind us, I’m sure we can turn it around and get back to winning ways.

A personal achievement for Taylor on Saturday afternoon as he picked up his first professional goal in the league with a stunning curling effort late on.

He admits that it is what kids dream of and he had no choice but to celebrate in style with the travelling 613 Valiants who had made the six-hour round trip.

It is now two goals in two games for Taylor in all competitions who his relishing his chance to play regular football every week.

“It’s not a bad one to start with, I’m disappointed it’s not the winner but it’s a great goal like you said, right in the top corner, brilliant.

“It’s what you dream of as a kid scoring a goal like that, and I had to run over to them, they’ve travelled a long way to see the game and hopefully they enjoyed that one.

“I’m enjoying playing my football, I’m just trying to get as many games as I can and learn, that’s the main thing you know, goals like that won’t harm me but hopefully I can keep on playing showing the manager and Vale fans what I can do.”

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