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Neil Taylor: Gabby gave us that derby spark

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Neil Taylor: Gabby gave us that derby spark

Neil Taylor believes match-winner Gabby Agbonlahor provided the necessary "quality and spark" in Sunday’s derby win over Birmingham City. 

Agbonlahor was introduced on the hour and made an instant impact, lifting the crowd with his committed approach.

The 68th-minute strike, in front of the Holte End, brought the Bodymoor Heath academy graduate’s goal tally to five in meetings against the men from St Andrew’s.  

Full-back Taylor hailed the atmosphere in his first taste of the Second City derby and was pleased Agbonlahor provided an edge to what was an all-round cagey affair. 

He said: “Gabby epitomises what the derby is all about.

“Being a local lad and at the club for as long as he has been, I think he showed as soon as he came on what it meant.

“He was definitely the spark that the game needed.

“There wasn’t massive quality throughout the game.

“There were probably a few nerves.

“They’re fighting for their lives and were understandably a little bit on edge.

“We didn’t play our best football while we defended well. 

“He came on and was that little bit of quality and edge that we needed.” 

Check out the full interview with Taylor from our official Facebook page below. 

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By @AVFCOfficial 25th April 2017