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Leicester players let Taylor down

last updated Thursday 20th September 2001, 7:42 PM
Leicester City boss Peter Taylor has called on his players to take more responsibility, ahead of their clash with Fulham.

Taylor was disappointed with both the lack of vocal support between his senior players and overall organisation in Monday night's match against Middlesbrough.

He has warned them they must put it right for their match against Jean Tigana's outfit on Saturday or they will be punished.

Peter Taylor Leicester Manager
Peter Taylor Manager of Leicester
Taylor said: "The experienced players let me down with their lack of talking and organisation on Monday, which is something I need them to do on the pitch.

"They understand the system we're trying to play and where people are supposed to be playing. We were too quiet in the game against Middlesbrough, particularly in the second half."To me we needed a bit of organising. If something happens on the right-hand side of the pitch away from me there is not much I can do about it, so it's the responsibility of the players to take control of those sort of situations.

"We have to use our first half performance against Middlesbrough as the standard to achieve this Saturday. In the first half we passed well and caused them problems. "That was a positive and if we had got a second goal I'm sure we would have got the points.

"The game against Fulham is a very important one for us and we need a win. It's going to be a tough test - as all games in the Premiership are - but we have got enough good players to get a result. The players have been very determined but they have got to start getting those results.

"People have said that if we had won the match against Middlesbrough we would have been in the top ten but that doesn't mean a thing. League tables at this stage of the season mean absolutely nothing.

"If we look at it now, even after the disappointment of Monday, another two or three points would make a massive difference to us so it's early days. The most important thing is that we finish off with enough points."
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