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New challenge for Rothienorman's Terry Taylor at Burton Albion


By Kyle Ritchie

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Rothienorman's Terry Taylor is ready for a new challenge in his professional football career after he recently signed for English League One side Burton Albion.

Taylor (19) was a deadline day signing for manager and former Chelsea player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The young midfielder made the move from Premiership side Wolves, a club he joined on his 16th birthday.

Before that he came through the youth ranks at Aberdeen after he was scouted as a youngster from his local team Insch and District.

Taylor is now ready for the next stage in his professional career and is looking to grab his opportunity to break into the first team when that comes.

Terry Taylor has signed with Burton Albion. Picture: Burton Albion FC
Terry Taylor has signed with Burton Albion. Picture: Burton Albion FC

He said: "Burton have been keeping tabs on me for quite a long time.

"When the transfer window came around initially they were going to take me on loan.

"The manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink he really liked me as a player, so he spoke to Wolves about a permanent deal and it developed from there.

"I weighed everything up and it seemed like a good choice to make the move.

"I am really enjoying it, I've been here two weeks and we've done well with two wins.

"The training is really high standard and we train at the England team's St George's Park, which is a big plus. The pitches and facilities are great.

"I am looking to get as much involvement as I can and break into the squad. It is difficult when we are winning games and it's hard for the manager to change the team.

"I know my chance is going to come and I just have to be ready when it does. The most important thing for us as a team is staying up and I want to be playing at a good level.

"The aim is to play as many games as I can and do as well as I can."

Growing up in the north-east village he was picked up by Aberdeen at the age of eight and rose through the ranks of the Scottish Premiership club.

His skills caught the eye of Wolves, who had been scouting Taylor for about two years, and at 16 he made the move to Wolverhampton.

During his time there he played for the club's under 18s, under 23s and first team squads.

He got more involved with the first team during a pre-season tour to China when he played against Manchester City and Newcastle.

He made his senior debut against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.

For the first half of this season he was on loan at League Two side Grimsby Town before he was recalled by Wolves in January.

He added: "I have so many good memories of my time at Wolves and it was a massive part in developing me as a player and a person. I can't speak highly enough of the club.

"I had high ambitions for myself to progress there but the way things developed I felt it was right for me to take on a new challenge. I wouldn't change anything and I am glad of the experiences I had."

Taylor has also played internationally for Scotland and also qualifies for Wales through his mother's family. He has now made his under 21 debut for Wales and has chosen to play for the country.

After wins against Hull and Northampton, Burton Albion take on Sunderland next in a home game on Saturday afternoon.


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