Football
Symons strikes up perfect partnership with Taylor

By Tim Clarke 16/03 Updated: 18/03 18:46

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TOP SCORER Mike Symons says he is relishing his strike partnership with Michael Taylor as they look to fire Worcester City into the Blue Square Bet North play-offs.

City have been striving to find an effective strike partner for the impressive Symons but appear to have finally solved that conundrum with the introduction of Taylor, who has seized his opportunity with both hands.

The pair have been instrumental in City's run of four straight wins, including Monday night's 2-1 victory over play-off rivals Gainsborough Trinity, which has taken them to within two points of the top five.

Symons, who has been a revelation for Carl Heeley's side since joining from Gloucester City in the summer, said: "Michael (Taylor) has been a breath of fresh air.

"He's quick and gives us that other alternative in behind and he's performing really well. He has a great attitude, is great to have in the dressing room and has taken his chance and scored a couple of goals now. I've really enjoyed playing up front with him."

Symons was relieved to net City's equaliser against Gainsborough Trinity which was his first goal since the 2-1 defeat to FC Halifax Town on January 14.

"I feel a bit happier now to get that goal, it has taken the pressure off me a bit and hopefully now I can take that on against Droylsden on Saturday and score another one if possible," he said.

City face Droylsden at St George's Lane on Saturday knowing victory could propel them into the top five and Symons believes they can sustain a play-off challenge with nine games to go.

"We don't want to get too carried away, we just need to keep playing our football the way we have," he said.

"Can we go the rest of the season unbeaten? That's our challenge."

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