HARD WORKING but not the most skilful is how Swindon Wildcats forward Floyd Taylor described himself after picking up the January Player of the Month award at the Link Centre on Saturday.

The 23-year-old scooped the prize after scoring five goals in six games – including a hat-trick in the 7-3 victory at home to Streatham – as the Cats went undefeated in the league throughout January.

Taylor insists a high-work ethic was the key factor behind his stellar performances last month and is hopeful of finding the net on a more regular basis after his treble against Streatham.

He said: “It’s nice to win it – it’s the second time I’ve won it now and it’s not very often that you pick up awards like this, so I’m happy.

“I’ve just tried to keep working hard – that’s what I’m here to do. I’m not the most skilful guy but as long as I work hard and finish my checks, I should get opportunities and that’s what Aaron (Nell) wants from me.

“It’s always nice to score one goal, let alone three. I don’t know what happened that night (against Streatham), something just clicked, and I was able to keep scoring – hopefully it comes again.

“The season has gone well for me. I just try to work hard and that’s all I can do really. We’ve had a good year so far and hopefully we can finish it off well.”

Swindon are currently top of NIHL1 South with 49 points from 32 games but, with three teams hot on their heels, the title is far from decided.

Taylor said everyone at the club believes they can achieve their first league title since 1997 and although they lost last weekend’s South Cup semi-final, Saturday’s game proved they can still play poorly and pick up vital results.

He said: “I still think the league title is achievable. It’s in our hands – Basingstoke and Peterborough are dropping points, so we’ve got to keep pushing hard and winning our head-to-heads and we’ll just see what happens.

“It’s all to play for and anyone could win.

“We’re never going to win individually, so it’s important we work hard as a team. As long as the team is playing well, that’s all that matters.

“I believe that we can win on any night. Especially with our team and our scoring power, we could be 5-0 down and I still believe that we could come back and win.”