Taylor: Three points and people will start to look forwards

Last updated : 15 November 2002 By VillaMAD

Taylor believes that Villa's recent return to form would be quickly forgotten if they lose the local derby at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

"It would be absolutely foolish to say that a draw at Manchester United, a draw at Blackburn, through to the next round of the Worthington Cup and a win against Fulham has put all of the season right," Taylor told the Birmingham Evening Mail.

"You only get your season right by the time you come to the end of it and look back and say: 'What sort of a season have we had?'

"So this derby against West Brom happens to be a very important game for us because if we were not to get the win then you know you probably go half a dozen steps back again."

"At the present time, with a third of the season gone, we're six points off the top six and four points off the bottom three, so which way do people want to look at it?

"I cannot stop those people who look over their shoulders to see what's worrying them behind. And there always seem to be more of those people than those who look ahead.

"It would be an important game anyhow, but if we were able to get three points then people would see it as further evidence that we are turning the corner and pulling our season around.

"Three points tomorrow and people will start to look forwards."