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SYSTEM SWITCH PLEASES TAYLOR

31 October 2014

Striker enjoying 4-4-2 formation



The striker said: “Everyone’s been working hard on the training ground in order to adapt to the new system we’re playing.

And Taylor hopes it will be used again when Pompey host Carlisle at Fratton Park this weekend.

Those games saw Andy Awford’s side beat Stevenage 3-2 at home before suffering a narrow defeat at Shrewsbury last Saturday.

But Ryan Taylor believes the Blues can find success with the 4-4-2 system they have adopted in the last two matches.

Pompey have tried out a few different formations this season.

“I think you can see that it’s had an effect in the last couple of games and we’re starting to play better.

“We got a good result against Stevenage and it was a decent performance up at Shrewsbury last week, despite the final score.

“Maybe there’s an excuse in the past with players able to say they didn’t know what their role was, but you can’t use that with 4-4-2.

Taylor said: “We’ve dropped off a bit after an excellent start to the season, but hopefully we can now start picking up again.

Pompey have won just one of their last seven league games, but are only three points adrift of the play-off places.

“It’s what I’m used to playing and I enjoy it, but I’ll adjust to whatever the manager wants to do."

“Two or three wins and we’re right back in the mix because the league is incredibly tight.

“When I look at how we train every day, I know there’s no reason why we can’t do just that.

“Every game’s tough in this league, but we’ll be ready to go on Saturday and focused on doing well against Carlisle.” Supporters with concession tickets may be asked to show proof of age identification at the turnstiles, with spot checks taking place at every match.


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