Oldham striker Taylor hopes for Newcastle return

Oldham Athletic signing Dan Taylor has hopes of returning to Newcastle United. The teenage striker joined the Latics this week.

Oldham Athletic signing Dan Taylor has hopes of returning to Newcastle United.

The teenage striker joined the Latics this week.

Taylor – who scored 12 goals for the reserves and youth team last season – told the Evening Chronicle: “Who knows?

“One day I still hope to achieve the dream of playing for Newcastle United.

“Even if I had stayed at Newcastle, I had the likes of Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi, Leon Best and Sammy Ameobi all ahead of me. Playing for Newcastle is still a dream, but I’m firmly focused on the task in hand with Oldham.

“It’s a great club and I can learn a lot from the manager here and his assistant Gerry Taggart. One of my last memories of being at Newcastle was to achieve a boyhood dream of scoring at the Gallowgate End when I scored against Team Northumbria in the reserves, it’s a feeling I’d love to have again.

“Newcastle were great with me when I left and Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley were really supportive of me.

“Even when you know you are leaving there is still life after Newcastle and Peter helped me quite a lot behind the scenes, he does a lot of things that people don’t see at the club and when a player of his reputation is helping you, that’s a special feeling.”

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