ANDREW TAYLOR POST BURTON



Andrew Taylor saw his side struggle to get a point off Burton and admitted afterwards he’s not sure if he’ll be in charge come Saturday, when we face Wigan Athletic. “All I've been asked is to prepare the team as best I can for this game, and then to address each game as it comes. It's a good challenge, I'm enjoying it. We'll see what Wednesday brings and whether I'm still around for the game at the weekend. It's a massive experience for me and one that I'm relishing, a big opportunity at a big club. I'm just preparing the players the best I can for the next step, whoever that manager that might be. We as staff, if this the end bit for us, I want to leave it in the best position possible. We've got a good squad, we should be further up the league, even if it is tight. The target is to get promoted and we're working hard so that if we do leave the club, it's in as good a position as possible.”


On the disappointing draw against Burton, he added: “Burton came and did a job, they came and got everyone behind the ball,” Taylor said. “Ideally, we'd have liked to have been a lot more fluid, had a lot more movement, created more chances. Sometimes, though, it's not as easy as that when teams shut up shop, especially given the preparation time that we had. It has been a challenging 48 hours, but I think the lads stuck at it, they kept going and showed good character to get something out of the game. We made some good changes to try and get ourselves back into the game, we've had to make some due to injury as well which wasn't ideal. We've got be fluid in our process, football is a game where you have to react quickly.”


Taylor also discussed Parkinson’s sacking. “There was a bit of shock," he said. "We weren't expecting it, it came out of the blue for us. But I said to the lads yesterday that the game moves fast and you haven't got time to feel sorry for yourself. You have the initial shock and disappointment, but you have to rise to the challenge and stand up to it. That's what we've tried to do.”


On the injury front, Luke O’Nien may have suffered a dislocated shoulder and Charlie Wyke limped off early doors with a knee knock. Taylor said: “I don't know for definite but I think it might be quite a serious one with Luke,” Taylor said. “He looked in a lot of pain. It looked like a dislocated shoulder to me but I've not heard from the physio. Charlie is not sure about his. It has swollen very quickly, he's not sure if he's twisted it or if he's just got a bang. We'll have to assess him on Wednesday and see where he is.”