Taylor: Dozzell is Technically Fantastic
Monday, 18th Nov 2019 17:25
Assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes Andre Dozzell is “technically fantastic” and is one of a number of very talented central midfielders at the club at present.
Dozzell, who scored the goal which set up Wednesday’s replay at Lincoln, has been in and out of the side this season and Taylor says, like anyone else, the midfielder needs to find consistent form.
“We’ve all got a goal here at the football club and everybody is exactly the same. Yes, there will be individual goals of playing as many games as they can, scoring as many goals as they can and getting as many clean sheets as they can.
“But ultimately we’ve all got the same goal which we all know what it is and it’s just a case of when they are in the team doing as well as you possibly can and helping achieve that goal and hopefully the success will be there at the end of the season and we’ll be happy with it.”
“The passes he can see, he’s a couple of steps ahead of himself and knows what’s around the corner, knows how he wants to get the play up the pitch and then go and receive it to get on the ball again.
“Technically and in footballing intelligence, he’s very very good and I think he fits in well into the rest of the team because there are a lot of good players that play alongside him, and you can tell when he plays he really enjoys it because he wants to get the ball down and play it about.
“If we were a team that went back to front he wouldn’t enjoy it and you wouldn’t see the best out of him, he has to go and play in a team that plays football. But Andre’s certainly a top-class player.”
“He’s no different from anybody else, but you can only pick 11 players and you can only pick t10 outfield players as we all know, and it’s just a case of picking the players for that team for that game, which I think we’ve done quite well up until now. It’s just a case of long may that continue.
“Players have responded fantastically well to it and when they’ve been called upon they’ve done the job and at times you’ll keep your place through merit or it might be a case that the manager was going to change it anyway.
“But they’ve all responded really well to it and they’ve accepted it really well, and they know it’s the way forward. As I’ve said, it’s the bigger picture and the goal that we want to achieve at the end of the season and everybody has bought into it really well.”
“There’s loads of talent there and nobody has ever doubted that it’s just a case of picking the right team to go and play that fixture and win the game, whether it be to go through to the next round or get the three points – the intentions are there to go and pick that right team.”
“He’s gone and played back-to-back games which was massive for him and it was absolutely huge for us as a football club to have players of that talent on the football pitch.
“He’s one that’s going to go from strength to strength without a shadow of a doubt. He’s also a great influence on the pitch as well, it’s not just what he can do on the ball and certainly in and about the dressing room he’s very influential and great with the younger ones, and it’s great to have him back on board.”
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