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Taylor: We Need To Be More Ruthless

21 October 2015

Point-saver Matt Taylor insists Burnley need to be more ruthless in putting sides to the sword.

The Clarets were thankful to Taylor’s 90th stunning minute equaliser at Nottingham Forest after failing to convert their first half superiority into goals, then trailing to Eric Lichaj’s long-range effort.

And Taylor, whose three goals this season have all been crucial, accepts the team need to turn their dominance into goals to keep pace with the Championship leaders.

The former West Ham wide man, who started his first league game of the season at The City Ground, said: “We dominated large spells of the game, but couldn’t really find that killer pass in the final third.

“We had a lot of good possession, but weren’t ruthless enough in that first half when we were on top.

“But overall, with the way the game panned out, that will be a point gained, rather than two lost.”

He added: “It was lovely to see it (the goal) fly in. I got a couple of sighters in the first half and got a great knock-down form Sam, took a touch and just hit it.

“If I’m being picky it would have been nice to score the goal five minutes earlier because that seems to rejuvenate us, so it was just disappointing it didn’t come earlier.”

Taylor was also on the scene in the match-turning incident that saw Henri Lansbury red-carded late on for a lunge on Ben Mee, which in turn brought about the Clarets surge for an equaliser.

He told Clarets Player HD: “I had a chat with Henri after the game and he’s not happy about it, but it’s just one of those things in football and Ben has a nasty mark under his thigh

“Henri is not that type of player though. He is a footballer and I’m disappointed for him, but obviously it allowed us to kick on and gave us a bit more belief playing against 10 men.”

The full interview with Matt Taylor can be seen now on Clarets Player HD. CLICK HERE for details

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