Fax’s Taylor wants more of the same against Town

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Centre Chris Taylor wants Halifax to take the same intensity they showed against Bradford last weekend into Sunday’s Championship fixture at Workington (3.0).

Richard Marshall’s side came up empty handed against the Bulls, losing 18-4 despite a performance that had their full-time opponents on the back foot for significant spells.

Now Taylor, who returned to the team after three week absence, has revealed the plan is for more of the same as the regular season builds to a crescendo - starting at Derwent Park.

“We’ve spoken about playing every game now with the same intensity we had against Bradford,” he said.

“Bradford are a good side and we knew that, but we were up for it.

“We fell a bit short, and we spoke about the reasons for that, but as a group we really dug in.

“I hope the fans can see, I think they would have done.

“We were still in there at half time and we stuck in there for the full 80.

“It always hard going up there.

“They were behind at half time against Whitehaven but came back to win it and their tails will be up.

“I saw a bit of that game and they’re playing well.

“But we’re playing well so we’ll go there with plenty of confidence.”

Taylor’s absence from the team followed a performance against Sheffield that was, by the standards he had set over the opening months of the season, was indifferent.

But Steve Tyrer’s two game ban opened the door for the former Wigan man to return to the side and line up alongside the in-form Ben Heaton.

“It was nice to be back,” said Taylor.

“In the Sheffield game I was way off where I need to be personally, but I’ve had some time out of the team to think about things and I was made up when Rich gave me the call in the week.

“I enjoyed being back out there and I hope I’ve done enough to get in again for the Workington game.

“Ben’s playing fantastic.

“He wasn’t in there the first three or four games, but fair play to him, when he got in the side he got stuck in and we are all benefiting from that at the minute.

“He’s going really well, he’s a strong lad, he’s a tough lad and he plays at 100 miles an hour.”