I'll judge Taylor on goals - Robbo

Last updated : 24 April 2009 By Bigrich.....
Robins told todays Advertiser: "Strikers are judged on goals and when Ryan is on form there aren't too many better than him in this division or the one above. I can't pay him a higher compliment than that.

"We keep saying he's one for the future but he's one for the present when he plays like he did on Tuesday. You'd expect that, at the age Ryan is, he'd be showing. There's been times earlier on in the season when I've had to leave him out just to protect him.

"You've got to persevere and as long as he puts in performances like that then he scouts will come flocking and will be watching."

He added: "Things happen to lads throughout their careers. They are young careers and Ryan had a setback when he was 18 with glandular fever. That's not an excuse -its a real debilitating illness. He's come back from that and it was always going to take time.
"He's a confidence player, as most are at this level and some are at the top level, but as long he's working on keeping the ball and winning the ball for us then he's doing a job and that should be good enough for his confidence. The goals will come because he can finish, as we've seen."

"His goal on Tuesday was unbelievable," said Robins. "The execution was fantastic. Ryan was outstanding all night. He got hold of the ball for us and won it for us against three powerful centre-halves. Most of the stuck stuff and some he flicked on.
"He's improving and no-one is more delighted than we are as a staff because we've got a lot of belief in him. He's still got a way to go but Rotherham is the right place for him to be." 

Said Taylor: "I need to get more of the scrappy goals. I've scored a few belters but if I'm going to get on the scoresheet week-in and week-out then I need to get some mucky ones. "

By my own admission I've not had the best of seasons and the fact that my goal against Shrewsbury last Saturday was my first at home isn't the best stat. Now I've got to push on, get more goals in the remaining games and show why I'm good enough to be in this team.
"When a chance comes, you just have to concentrate and stay relaxed. Sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn't.

"Now I'm just concentrating on getting another another year's contract here and seeing what happens."

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