On One Condition

RYAN Taylor scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday against Peterborough: the team against whom he broke his ankle on the first game of the season and he admitted it felt like it was meant to be.

Since coming back into the side Taylor has started all 20 league games scoring five times and assisting a further five more goals. Since his return the Pilgrims have hit their straps seeing them rise to fifth in the table. Tayls felt the change in formation, which has seen Ruben Lamieras and Graham Carey play more centrally, has benefited him and the team.

“It was nice, it was kind of meant to be,” said Tayls.“It was tough to take, getting injured on the first game of the season after doing all of the pre season and knowing you are all going to have to do it again. We are in a great position now so I am not too bothered about what happened then. Hopefully we can get into the play offs and end on a very high note.

“At the start of the season I only played twenty minutes of the first game, but I felt quite isolated in those twenty minutes. Now with G and Rubes they come quite narrow which helps the team out, especially me in that lone striker role which I am really enjoying.”

With just six regular matches left this season for the Pilgrims, Tayls feels like his fitness is peaking with the run-in upon us.

“Probably the best it’s been,” said Taylor. “I’ve had a four-month holiday, so I feel really good

“I love the physical challenge, I’ve got plenty of lumps and bumps now but I enjoy that. It is something I have come to enjoy. Maybe not when I was younger as I was a bit too skinny for it, but I love it now. I have gained the experience over the years and I enjoy it. Hopefully we can get three points on Saturday and keep looking up the table.”