SWINDON WILDCATS: Taylor knows points mean prizes
LORIS Taylor admits it will be tough to convince the Link Centre faithful that he is an out-and-out points scorer, but says he is ready to rack up the points at EPL level in the forthcoming campaign.
The former Great Britain Under-18s forward has never hit double figures during his four seasons in the red and white jersey, but has been challenged by head coach Ryan Aldridge to increase his tally.
And the 20-year-old knows it is important that he begins to add more goals and assists to his game and not just take an energy role in the Wildcats line-up.
“Everyone will probably laugh when they hear that I want to score more points because it’s not something I’ve been doing, but it was throughout my junior career,” said Taylor.
“It’s going to be a challenge to get people to think of me that way, but I do think I can do it. If I get some points early on then hopefully I can go from there.
“That’s probably one of my main aims because I haven’t exactly put numbers up in the last couple of years.
“I’m hoping this year can be the one where I can do it and start to make a name for myself in this league.”
Once again Jonas Hoog will be part of the Swindon Wildcats line-up in 2013/14, the Swedish star having been the top points scorer in the EPL in the last two campaigns.
And Taylor believes that the Stockholm-born forward could not be a better influence on the less experienced players at Swindon.
“With Hoogy coming back you know there’s points there,” said Taylor.
“Having played with him in the last two years he’s a good friend as well and we have a laugh together.
“But he is the best player to learn from, he was the best player in the league in both of the last two years.”
Taylor has been impressed by Aldridge’s team-building during the summer and says that more than ever, there is a confidence that Swindon can challenge for trophies.
“I think it’s brilliant that we’ve got Stevie Lyle because he’s the best goalie in the league and Sam Smith is an established player in the Elite League,” said Taylor.
“It’s a bit of a shame Towey (Matt Towe) left us but the team still looks good and silverware is a possibility.
“We say it every year, but this year is even more promising as all the people we’re signing have good points behind them.”
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