Scott Taylor: I'm learning to cope with added Wigan expectations
FORMER Hull KR prop Scott Taylor says he's coping with the added expectation on his shoulders now he is playing for Wigan Warriors.
The 21-year-old moved to the DW Stadium in the off-season for a fee believed to be worth around £100,000 and he is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
The England Knight prop already feels at home with the Warriors and is confident he can help them to silverware this season.
Taylor told the Mail: "The expectation levels are unbelievable here. From training to the game, everything is geared to winning.
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"That's not to say it was any different at KR, but with Wigan success is all that matters.
"Last season we won the Minor Premiership shield, reached the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup and the semi-finals of the play-offs.
"At any other club, it would be regarded as a good season. But around here, that was seen as a disappointment.
"Our fans won't stand for another season like that because it's not good enough for a club like Wigan.
"They expect to be the best, but there can be no excuses at Wigan."
Tomorrow's game will be Taylor's first return to MS3 Craven Park since his transfer.
Whilst he was sad to leave, he admits the opportunity was too good to pass up and he hopes the fans understand the reasons for his move.
"I loved every second of my time at Rovers," Taylor said. "It's going to be weird not having home advantage at Craven Park.
"It will forever be my favourite ground and it would be a great feeling to get a warm reception from the fans.
"The club will always have a massive place in my heart. The fans were always very supportive of me and I will always appreciate that."
However, Taylor is hoping for a better show tomorrow than his first outing for his new club when a youthful Wigan side were beaten 30-6 by Leigh last week.
"We were a bit rusty against Leigh last weekend," Taylor added. "The week leading up to the Leigh game was one of the toughest weeks of training I've ever had.
"There were a few players playing for us who have never played Super League before.
"We weren't happy with the result but we will be looking to put that right tomorrow.
"I'm still getting used to playing in the Wigan team and they are getting used to me. That always takes a bit of time, but we'll get there."
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