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A CHAT WITH: MATTY TAYLOR

19 January 2015

Matty talks about his disallowed goals at Woking!

Bristol Rovers top goal scorer Matty Taylor could have added to his goal tally over the weekend had it not been for the linesman's flag but the Rovers front man is already looking at the next game.

"Obviously I'm disappointed because at the time I thought that they were both onside and having watched them back seeing that the first clearly comes off of their defender I don't really understand how I'm offside and for the second one I think the left back is playing me onside so it is really frustrating.

"Earlier on in the game I put a header wide but I think I was offside for that one, it was a lovely ball from Gosling but I saw the linesman's flag and headed it wide.

"For the first chance I thought that the ball was obviously played back by their defender so thought that I had a chance. Looking back I think Andy [Monkhouse] heads it into Nathan [Blissett] who takes a touch and I think it was their defender who flicks it through.

"With the second one I don't know if the linesman didn't have a great view because I was in behind the centre backs but I thought there definitely was other players there keeping me onside.

"Neither of them were given so you just have to move on and prepare for the next game which I can try to score in.

League leaders Barnet dropped points in Saturday's early kick off going down 3-1 away to Grimsby and Matty is disappointed that Rovers couldn't have gained more ground on the Bee's.

"We want to win every game we play in but when you hear people in the crowd telling you that they lost it is just disappointing that we're sat here today and it isn't 3 points that we are behind them.

"Before the Christmas period we were 12 points away from them and we have now taken 7 off them and there is 15 games still to go so it is going to be close.

Darrell Clarke has added another striker to his squad in Welsh international Jermaine Easter and Matty tells us the competition for places in the match day squad is fierce.

"There is competition with the four of us trying to grab that shirt on a match day and everyone is working as hard as they can to get that shirt for the next game.

"As a squad we have some great options so it is really good that the level of ability we can bring on is high as well.

"I think the competition makes you train and play harder which can only be good for everyone.

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