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Taylor targets more goals

28 August 2014

Jake keen to build on Scunthorpe victory

Jake Taylor was pleased to notch his second of the season on Tuesday night, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 Capital One Cup second round victory over Scunthorpe United.

His late strike was enough to set up an away trip to Derby County in the next round of the competition, and Taylor believes winning games in the Cup can help our league momentum.

"It was nice to score again," he told Reading FC Player. "It's something I have wanted to do - score more goals. I've started quite well so far and it's something I want to build on in the future.

"We left it late but we've booked our place in the next round and that was the incentive coming into the game, and thankfully we did it. Every game is tough, especially away from home when you go to a team like Scunthorpe. But we stuck to our guns and got the win in the end.

"In the past at Reading we've gone on runs and it's also improved us in the league. It's always nice to get on a Cup run, we want to get through to the next round now and see how far we can go."

Taylor hailed the 219 Royals supporters who made the journey to Scunthorpe on Tuesday night, and they witnessed a full debut for youngster Jake Cooper, while Sean Long made his first ever appearance as a second half substitute.

"We appreciate everything the supporters do - coming away to Scunthorpe on a Tuesday night is brilliant for us. It really does help us and obviously now we play at Middlesbrough - another long away trip. We are very thankfully for all the travelling they do and it does spur us on to play as well as we can do.

"You look at Coops who has come in and Longy, they both played very well and looked like they have been playing in those positions for us for a long time. That gives the club a great boost because we've had a lot of injuries.

"It's been well documented that we've got a lot of good young players coming through, and that's definitely been shown."


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