Taylor still following up Farid’s feats

Pic Lisa McPhillips 13/04/2013'William Hill Scottish Cup Semi - Final Hibs v Falkirk'Hampden Park, Glasgow'Lyle Taylor at end of the game
Pic Lisa McPhillips 13/04/2013'William Hill Scottish Cup Semi - Final Hibs v Falkirk'Hampden Park, Glasgow'Lyle Taylor at end of the game

Falkirk striker Lyle Taylor has been nominated for PFA Scotland Division One player of the year, but admits the award won’t heal the raw pain from the cup defeat to Hibernian, writes Craig Turnbull

Taylor, who follows ex-Bairns striker and last year’s winner Farid El Alagui onto the shortlist says he still has not been able to get over the disappointment or replay match footage.
“I still haven’t watched it,” he said. “It is still in the back of everybody’s mind but that’s football. You can’t play in a game which is that good to watch and not expect everyone to be talking about it. 
“It was a tough game playing against a better team who are in a better league than us. Against players who, on paper, should be better than you and for 45 minutes we blew them away.
“I was one of the boys that needed picking up. You saw it on the pitch afterwards – David Weatherston came straight over to me and told me, ‘it happens, it’s football’ so that’s massive to have players around you like that.
“To go from such a high to such a low to such a feeling of pride, it was a hell of a day, a real rollercoaster, but it is one that will stay with me for a long time.
It has been a whirlwind 12 months for Taylor having been plucked from the realms of obscurity following his release from AFC Bournemouth last summer. But like his predecessor El Alagui, Taylor has lit-up the First Division with some dazzling displays which has attracted speculation about his future at the club.
“I have a contract until someone comes and meets my valuation, if someone does, until then I’m a Falkirk player.”
“There’s still two more games to go. I’m level with Farid at the moment and as a footballer you want to be better than whoever you’re playing against or who’s been there before you, so that’s my goal. The goal for the team, however, is to end the season on a positive note.”