Blackpool striker Taylor-Fletcher: I was League Two reject

Gary Taylor-Fletcher admits he's stunned that he will be playing in the Premiership next season with Blackpool.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher admits he's stunned that he will be playing in the Premiership next season with Blackpool.

Even as recently as 2003, Taylor-Fletcher's career looked in serious jeopardy, after he was released by League Two Leyton Orient.

"Ten years ago it was Gary Taylor-Fletcher Conference player but I've slowly worked my way up the leagues and all the hard work has paid off," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "So for me in particular it will be unbelievable to walk out that first day in the Premier League.

"But if all the lads from the team which won promotion are there beside me, it will be even better.

"Because that's one thing I can say, I couldn't think of a better bunch of lads to do this with.

"They are absolutely fantastic. At the beginning of the season everyone was laughing at us, but the gaffer kept telling us that we'd go up.

"We achieved that dream."

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