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Charlie Taylor looks to kick-start career at Fleetwood
10:48am Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
FORMER York City loanee Charlie Taylor is relishing the chance to kick-start his career at Fleetwood Town, writes Elliot Craven.
The 20-year-old Leeds full-back has joined high-flying Fleetwood on an initial one-month loan deal.
He is hoping to make his debut today at Southend ahead of the chance of appearing in a clash against his hometown club, the Minstermen, a week tomorrow at Bootham Crescent.
Taylor, who can play either at left-back or left wing, said: “I’ve trained and they’re a good bunch of lads. I’m just looking forward to kicking on.”
He was pleased to see a familiar face at Fleetwood, in another ex-York player Matty Blair.
“It is always helpful to know someone within the squad. Blairy is a good lad. I get on well with him.
“He’s really helped me, made me feel welcome and I’ve settled in well.”
Leeds’ senior development coach Neil Redfearn, and ex-City coach, said: “Charlie has done really well this season. Graham Alexander at Fleetwood has noticed that, and this is a good loan move for him. He’s more than capable and he just needs to polish things up a bit. I think this will benefit him no end.”
Meanwhile, in preparation for Sunday’s game against Birmingham City at Elland Road, Leeds’ internationals returned after the final round of World Cup qualifiers.
Jamaica captain Rudy Austin ended his campaign with a goal against Honduras, but his team failed to qualify after drawing five of their ten games.
Leeds’ Ross McCormack was an unused sub in Scotland’s 2-0 conquest of Croatia. The Republic of Ireland also won, beating Kazakhstan 3-1. United’s Paul Green remained on the bench.
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