Shootouts don't scare Wildcats any more
FORWARD Loris Taylor feels that Swindon Wildcats are much more comfortable with games going beyond the hour mark this season after getting off to a positive start in overtime.
Swindon had a woeful record in overtime and shootouts last campaign, winning just one out of 13 games that were level after 60 minutes.
However, this season Wildcats have won three of their four games that have gone to OT with triumphs at Peterborough, Sheffield and Bracknell last Sunday putting the line-up in upbeat mood.
Asked if Swindon feared losing shootouts in 2012/13, Taylor admitted: “Nearer the end, yes, because if you don’t win them at the start then you start to lose confidence and it keeps rolling on.
“But this year we have have a good run in overtime and shootouts, so hopefully it will just follow on.
“It’s nice to have a change. Last year I think we lost nearly every shootout we went into but this year we don’t mind going into a shootout, with Stevie (Lyle) in goal it makes it a lot easier.
“In a way a shootout is normally an option for us now, where we kill out the overtime and we’ll go to a shootout and it doesn’t matter.”
Meanwhile, defenceman Alex Symonds has warned that Swindon must improve drastically if they are to hang on to their lofty position in the EPL table.
The Link Centre side gave their weakest performance of the season in Sunday’s win at the Hive and Symonds feels the situation must improve and fast.
“We need to figure out what our next move is because we can’t keep playing like that,” he said.
“We were like that at the beginning of the season, then we had a little surge against Sheffield and Milton Keynes and then went backwards.
“I don’t know what it is but we need to figure something out. I think all of us just need to do our jobs and gel together.”
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