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Taylor On His Team Mate and Future

10 January 2017

Defender Ryan Taylor was glad to see the likes of Anton Forrester come back into the side during the Huddersfield Town game but is wary on the injuries occurred in that game.

Anton Forrester returned from another lengthy injury over the weekend in Vale’s 4-0 F.A Cup loss to Huddersfield but unfortunately, the side seem to have sustained a couple more injuries in the likes of Jak Alnwick and Remie Streete.

Taylor said this on the subject after the final whistle: “It’s always a positive seeing a player like Anton come back but on a negative side, it looks like we have picked up a few injuries. 

“It’s great that Anton’s back but I’m more gutted for the likes of Jak and Remie who we’ll have to wait and see what their injuries are but it doesn’t look good for Jak at the minute.”

Taylor has not held back on his opinion on Alnwick’s performances in his time at the club as he has said that he is the one player that has truly stood out in the team.

“I’ve been here, almost three months, I’d say Jak’s been the one players that really stood out.

“Every week, he produced a great save after save after save and in training he’s the same so he’s a big loss.

“I’m sure Miguel has been waiting for this chance and if Jak isn’t fit for the weekend, I’m sure Miguel will be ready.”

On the topic of Michael Brown possibly taking the manager vacancy at Port Vale, Taylor thinks he is in for a shout.

“He’s new to the whole taking charge but Browny’s really stepped up to the plate I’m sure he’ll want the job, it looks that way,” said the defender.

“He’s comfortable on a daily basis, he knows the lads and he knows what he wants to do going forward.

“I think he’s looking to bring in a couple bodies which will help the squad especially when you’ve just lost two.

“I’m sure every player knows Browny and what he can do but you know, it’s whether Browny wants to step forward and take the job and I’m sure that if he does, he’s got the whole backing of the dressing room.”

Taylor himself only has two games left on his contract but he has revealed that he has enjoyed his time with the players and staff and is hoping to have some sort of deal resolved in the coming week.

“I’ve got two games left,” said Taylor. 

“We’ve had a couple of chats me and Browny and I’ll hopefully have something resolved in the next week, ten days, or I’ll know something further along the line.

“I’ve had a great three months, it’s coming to a close but they’ve given me what I needed, I needed games, and it’s been great.

“The dressing rooms been brilliant but like you say, I don’t know what’s happening right now.”

Although he only has a couple of games left at the club, the experienced defender already has his sights set on the next game which is MK Dons at home this Saturday.

“I’m just looking forward to the MK Dons game now, that’s the bread and butter now.

“We need to get back on track in the league, the cups gone, it was a good little cup run but it’s gone now but we have to focus on the league and position wise, we have to do better.”

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