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READ | Taylor explains how patience paid off in Portsmouth opener

6 September 2017

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Millers’ fans that enjoyed Jon Taylor’s matchwinning goal at Portsmouth on Sunday either in the flesh or live on Sky will have been delighted as the winger’s strike rippled the net in the first half after a spell of pressure on the home goal, but the former Shrewsbury Town man admitted it was even sweeter for him after a conversation with the creator, Ryan Williams, moments before.

Taylor’s energetic approach to the game at Fratton Park found him take up a number of dangerous positions in the final third with the Australian winger often the architect behind some near-misses, which prompted the Millers’ number 11 to demand it at the next opportunity.

“It was great play from Ryan and he'd cut inside a couple of times before it and I'd made the run,” he told

“One time he tried to play someone else in and it didn't work and I said to him, next time you see me, play me through."

Jon Taylor

“He literally got the ball three minutes later, made the run inside and he found me straight away so I was made up with that more than the finish really.

“I've looked at it back and it was a good run and a decent finish, but it was the run I was even happier with.”

The 25-year-old managed to beat Luke McGee in the narrowest of gaps at his near post in the televised encounter on the south coast and explained his decision to take a less conventional route to the back of the net.

“I always watch videos of goals and shooting and it's one thing I always want to work on,” Taylor continued.

“I think on tight angles everyone always says go across the 'keeper because if he saves it a player could follow it up, but going through one-on-one meant there was nobody there so I thought I'll try and beat him near post.

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