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Taylor enjoying new role

Versatile performer Matt Taylor admits he is enjoying his new role in central midfield for West Ham.

Last Updated: 06/03/14 at 15:50 Post Comment

Matt Taylor: Revelling in new central midfield role

Matt Taylor: Revelling in new central midfield role

Taylor normally finds himself playing left-back or the left side of midfield for West Ham, but in recent weeks he has been used in an unfamiliar centre midfield role.

Taylor has started the last 10 games in midfield after earning a regular spot in Sam Allardyce's starting XI - and the 32-year-old says the new position has given him a new lease of life.

"I am just enjoying my football to be honest," Taylor told the Newham Recorder.

"I'm enjoying my chance to play because the older you get, the more you appreciate playing football because it won't be around forever.

"So from that point of view I am really enjoying it and if I can contribute to the team, I will be really happy with that."

West Ham saw their good run of form come to an end at Everton last time out and Taylor knows it is vital they get over that defeat as they look to steer clear of trouble at the wrong end of the table.

"We need to pick ourselves up from the Everton defeat," added Taylor.

"There are 10 games left before the end of the season and we need to get as many results as we can to make sure we cement our place in the top half."

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