Fairytale Tayls

JANUARY signing Ryan Taylor started his Home Park career with a Devon Derby win to his name, grabbing his first Argyle goal in the process.

A strong performance saw the Greens convincingly see off local rivals Exeter, winning 3-0 at a sold-out Home Park. Ryan, formerly on loan at City, also picked up the man of the match award at the end of the game for a commanding performance up front. 

The forward was quick to praise the team as a whole, though, and reiterated what the three points meant to Argyle’s promotion push.

“It was a great three points,” said Ryan. “We needed it to open that gap up a bit more.

“It’s 11 points between us and fourth place; it’s a very nice gap, but we’ve got to keep pushing on now and going for promotion at the end of the season.

“Three good goals from the team, it was a good team performance. We negated their strengths well, they tried to over play and we took advantage of that. 

“In the end it was a very positive result, the manager was happy in the changing room at the end. We need to push on now and go again on Tuesday (against Leyton Orient).”

In what has been a hectic few weeks for the forward, who also celebrated the arrival of his first child last week, scoring a goal on his home debut was the icing on the cake.

“It’s nice to get that goal early and I’ve done that now, but I’ll be looking to push on now and just keep scoring as many as I can,” said Ryan.

“It was a great little slide ball by Matty Kennedy, he’s come inside and he’s slid it in for me. I’ve taken a good first touch, I think the defender has tried to nick in but I’ve placed it in the bottom corner.

“It was made by the pass from Matty, and he obviously got a good goal. Graham put the ball in for him, a nice ball. The quality is there for all to see with these type of players, so we need to keep pushing up the league and get promoted.”

The 28-year-old’s home debut came in front of a sold out Home Park, and Ryan expressed what an influence the atmosphere can be on the players.

“They added the 12th man today, they were so loud and I’m hoping it’s going to be like that every week. I was a very good day out for the supporters, and I think all the team enjoyed it as you could see.”