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LAST WORD: Matty Taylor on Bolton

Striker gets off the mark but U's lose out

23 August 2021

Matty Taylor got off the mark but ultimately his goal at Bolton counted for little as the home side came from behind to win 2-1 on Saturday.

“I thought we played really well and were really positive” he told us. “We changed shape quite late before the game but every time we broke forward we looked a threat and like we were going to score. We scored a really good goal and I thought ’here we go’ but after that the final pass, cross or shot went wrong and we couldn’t put them to bed.

“They are a really good side as well and it was a good game to watch but we should have got something out of it, for sure.

“It was a lovely ball from Sam Winnall: I half thought I was offside but having watched it back I was miles onside. I went round the keeper and then just wanted to make sure and took about four or five touches! I am pleased to get off the mark- the first goal is always the hardest.

"It worked well I thought with me Sam and Gav up front and was very cohesive. We chatted about it after the game and thought it went well and has given the Manager food for thought. We showed we can play a different system and it gets me and Sam on the pitch at the same time which we enjoy.

“It was disappointing to lose even if we did have plenty of positives. But that’s football. We didn’t play very well against Crewe and won, then played well today and lost. But in the long run if we keep playing like today then we will get a lot of wins. We can’t get too downbeat just dust ourselves down and go again at QPR on Tuesday.”

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