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'It's a rollercoaster' – Phoenix looking to bounce back from winless streak, says defender

Down but not out, the Phoenix are confident they'll recover from their recent A-League slump, according to defender Steven Taylor.

Having opened the season with a win and a draw to Newcastle and Brisbane respectively, the Phoenix under Mark Rudan have slipped to three straight losses, sitting just two points above the bottom placed Central Coast Mariners on the A-League ladder.

However, despite their recent woes, defender and marquee signing Taylor remains confident that the side have what it takes to turn things around.

"From our point of view, you've just got to forget about what's happened," he told 1 NEWS.

"We're a tight-knit group, which is the best thing. We've just got to stick together, especially when you go through these tight times, you've just got to stick together.

"The quality that we have got, we trust in each other, we'll stick together."

Taylor also says he's happy with his role as a senior player within the side, using the experience from over 200 appearances with Premier League side Newcastle United to help turn the Phoenix's fortunes around.

"I don't feel pressure, I'm excited.

"This is what happens in football - it's a roller coaster, you've just got to enjoy that ride."

The Phoenix are next in action against the league leading Perth Glory on Sunday.

After their best start to the season since 2012, the Nix have hit a slump. Source: 1 NEWS


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