SWINDON WILDCATS: Taylor delighted to get off the mark even if it wasn't a classic

Swindon Wildcats star Floyd Taylor

Swindon Wildcats star Floyd Taylor

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FLOYD Taylor was delighted to finally get off the mark for Wildcats on Saturday, even if his first goal in the EPL wasn’t the classic he might have dreamt of.

The 17-year-old forward scored Swindon’s fourth goal in their 6-2 victory over Peterborough, only for his evening to end disappointingly when he was forced off late on with a shoulder injury.

Nevertheless, that did not take the gloss off Taylor’s goal, which he was pleased and relieved to have under his belt.

“It was very exciting to get my first goal even though I didn’t realise it had gone in,” he said.

“I meant to pass to my brother (Loris) and I looked up and saw the light had gone on, so I just celebrated. “I didn’t intend for it to go in but at the end of the day, a goal is a goal and it was a big one because it made it a 4-2 game.

“It was an amazing feeling and it gave us the power to go on and score more. “It was about time I scored, I’ve been close a lot of times and just missed, but I’ve finally got one so that was good.

” Taylor’s shoulder problem kept him out of Sunday’s 6-3 defeat to Telford and is expected to sideline him for the visit of Slough tonight (Wednesday), but he hopes to return to the ice soon.

“It was a bit annoying because I wanted to stay out there and keep working hard and maybe get another one,” he said.

“I hope to be back for the weekend but it depends how it is. I will wait and see what the physios say - they are the bosses not me.”

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