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THE VERDICT: Matty Taylor on Bristol Rovers Win

"We need to keep this going" says two goal Taylor

25 January 2021

Two goals from Matty Taylor made it five league wins in a row and six in all competitions for Oxford United as they beat Bristol Rovers 2-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

Taylor’s brace took his tally to 11 for the season and scoring two against his former club was always going to be extra special for the former Rovers forward:

“I enjoyed my time for two and a half years there and still hold the club in the highest regard” he told iFollow. “I know I upset a few people when I moved but I won't change my view that I still want them to do well.

"Whenever you score against your former club it’s that little bit more pleasing and I’m not one of those people who won’t celebrate scoring. I love scoring goals and you never know when it’s going to be your last one. I celebrated when I scored against Oxford, when I scored against Forest Green and now against Rovers. It doesn’t mean any disrespect to them at all.

“We are on a tremendous run at the moment and we needed that to happen. Now we have to keep it going and keep building and totting them up. We are not where we want to be right now but we are playing some good stuff at the moment. We have everyone fit and it was good to have Cameron Brannagan out there again today after his problems. We have a very talented squad and fingers crossed we can push on in the second half of the season now.

“It’s a very busy schedule from now on in but we just want to keep the run going. At some stage I am sure we will lose games but if it happens then we just have to get back on it straight away.

"The turnaround is quick and it won’t be easy at Rochdale. They have scored threes and fours in the last few weeks so we expect a tough game. We just have to have the same mentality as we showed today and just keep winning games if we can."

See extended highlights from Saturday and the whole game at Rochdale in iFollow

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