Matty Taylor once again came to Oxford United’s rescue with a dramatic late winner as the U’s finally ended the challenge of a battling Southend United side at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.
Taylor’s clinical strike made it four wins in a row for the U’s who are back in the play-off places and the striker told iFollow that at this stage of the season another positive result is all that really matters
“It wasn’t the prettiest of games to watch” he said “and I’m certainly not going to remember the match in years to come! But we have to keep grinding and grinding. We were hoping for one more chance to come our way and thankfully I was able to put it away when it came.
“We were delighted by the win and it showed the character throughout our team. We always keep going, no matter what, until the last whistle. We have got countless goals in the last few minutes this season and we just persevere. It’s the Oxford way I suppose, the culture the Gaffer has built and we will keep fighting. We have ten games left; ten big games and we will be trying our best in every one of them.
“It feels different this year. We enjoyed the win and sometimes you take playing like that but winning over playing well and slipping up. We are just thankful that we got there in the end. The three points were the most important thing.”
United now have a break after nine games in February, with no midweek game before they head for Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
“I do like it when it’s Saturday Tuesday Saturday” Matty said “but it does come to the point when you do need a break and a little bit of a rest so we will take advantage of that and then be ready go go again next Saturday.”
See the full interview and extended highlights- or the whole game if you like - in iFollow right now.
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