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Taylor to battle for his place

Stuart Taylor accepts he has a battle on his hands to play regularly despite his recent of run of games for Reading.

Last Updated: 30/03/13 at 12:48 Post Comment

Stuart Taylor: Much-travelled keeper moved to Reading in 2012 after the end of h

Stuart Taylor: Much-travelled keeper moved to Reading in 2012 after the end of h

Goalkeeper Taylor has stepped up from his role as third-choice following injuries to Adam Federici and Alex McCarthy to play in the Royals' last three games.

However, the arrival of new manager Nigel Adkins following the sacking of Brian McDermott, coupled with the return to fitness of McCarthy, mean Taylor's place in the side is far from certain.

Taylor signed a one-year deal to move to the Madejski Stadium last August, and would be prepared to add another name to the list of clubs he has played for that includes Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester City.

"I left Arsenal and went to Aston Villa but there was a managerial change and it didn't work out," said the 32-year-old. "Sometimes you get told this and that, then it doesn't pan out.

"That's football. If I'm not getting games then I hate sitting around.

"I'll go wherever I have to in order to play. I've been lucky, I've played at big clubs and in big games.

"I won't change what I do. I'll work hard and whether it's a new manager or not it's still about keeping the ball out of the net. Simple."

Awe

Taylor will face Arsenal if he keeps his place for Adkins' first game in charge, and his respect for Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger is still in place nearly eight years after he left for Villa Park.

"I was in awe of the players there but Arsene Wenger was fantastic too.

"Wenger does everything at the club. The only thing he didn't do was hang our shirts out in the dressing room.

"Last summer I didn't have a club and they let me go back in and train.

"I still speak to one of the chefs there and people behind the scenes. The fact Arsene is still there says a lot about him."

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