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Harrison: Pleased To Hit 15

15 April 2014

Cheltenham Town top goalscorer Byron Harrison speaks exclusively to

One of the positives of the weekend's draw at Exeter was certainly Byron Harrison's 15th goal of the season.

The striker's equaliser earned a point from the Robins down in Devon and, in turn, praise from his manager in the post-match press call taken up in the press box. Mark Yates has not shied away from revealing that both Byron and himself had a disagreement a while back but the big forward has reacted well and has got better and better since that point.

He now has 15 goals in all competitions this season and the 26 year-old is aiming to get closer to 20 by the end of the season - his original target.

"It's good in the sense that I wanted to play a whole season and get a respectable tally," said Byron.

"If I can get near 20 then I will be pleased, I won't lie. That was my target and I would see that as a success from an individual point of view."

Byron also spoke openly and honestly with us on Robins Player (watch here) and here on about the 2013-14 campaign and how the club hasn't reached the heights it should have done.

The former Stevenage and AFC Wimbledon striker may have had a decent goalscoring season but he admitted that lessons had to be learnt from an otherwise unremarkable campaign.

"A lot of lessons will be learnt both as an individual and team-wise," he admitted.

"If we have anything about us then we will be better next year and I will learn a lot from this season because playing this many games will have only done me the world of good. As for the team I think maybe a fresh start and a clear mind will help because we have got ourselves into a rut. It will be important to reflect and come back after the summer break and raise the levels all around."

One of those lessons which will need to be reflected upon and learnt from will be conceding goals in quick succession which in recent months has been a major concern for Mark Yates and his players.

It seems that one goal conceded severely knocks confidence and that has led to the self destruct button being pressed far too many times this season.

Byron agreed that it was something that needed to be addressed quickly and he told us that he felt it was very much in the mind.

"Maybe it's because we're nervous but it's definitely in the conscious when we concede," he explained.

"I think it started off maybe because of laziness and switching off, especially with some of the goals that we have conceded this season and if you do anything long enough then it becomes a habit like winning, losing and conceding how we have been. It will be important to reflect."

You can watch the full 10 minutes interview with Byron over on Robins Player right now by clicking here. Byron discusses the season in-depth, Harry Williams' full debut and hitting his milestone.

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