Taylor out to be Reading No1

Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor is out to establish himself as No1.

Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor is out to establish himself as No1.

Now 32 and in a goalkeeper’s peak years Taylor wants to make up for lost time by helping the Royals stay up, starting with today's relegation six-pointer against his old club Aston Villa.

He told the Daily Star: “As a young lad I always set myself targets and reached them until I got to 24 and then it all started to dry up a little bit.

“Then you start looking at yourself and thinking 'am I slipping away here, am I doing what I can be doing?'

“My next target was becoming a settled no.1 at a club. It didn’t end up working out that way but you don’t know what’s around the corner.

"You could end up playing and starting and stay in the side and become a no.1 There is still time for me to do all that. Even though I’m 32 I still want to get better.

“Not only do I want to do well for myself but also for the club because they have taken me on and you want to try and give them something back.

“We are in a relegation scrap at the moment and Villa is a massive game as they are down there too and if we can get three points then that would be massively important.

“At the moment it’s looking like I might get a couple of games which would be nice. If I get the nod I do but if not, then I will just do what I have always done.”

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