Taylor tells of bitter sweet Wembley memory

Taylor (in the dark playing strip) pictured in action at Wembley. Picture courtesy of Millwall Football Club
Taylor (in the dark playing strip) pictured in action at Wembley. Picture courtesy of Millwall Football Club

SPRINGHEAD’S CHRIS Taylor admits that playing at Wembley only 10 months after leaving Latics was beyond his wildest dreams.

“It was an unbelievable experience and the best moment in my career. I never believed it would happen so soon,” explained the 26-year-old who played for Millwall against Wigan Athletic in the semi finals of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

Taylor added that it was a “massive achievement” by npower Championship club Millwall to reach the semi final of the cup after they knocked out Premier League side Aston Villa en route to the last four.

He said: “The opportunity to play in the FA Cup final would have been special, but Wigan were too strong for us on the day and it was not meant to be.

“I would love to get the chance to play at Wembley again because the day flew by and it was as though it had not happened.”

Taylor, who made over 250 appearances for Latics, describes the move to Millwall as good for his career.

It is the first time he had appeared in the second tier of English football and he continued: “I wanted to play and prove myself in the Championship and have found the standard of football a lot better than League One and the pace a lot quicker..

“I have settled and, apart from a couple of injuries, have done well when I have played.

“As long as Millwall stay up, which we ought to do, it has been a good season and I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Taylor, who joined Millwall last summer on a 12-month contract, has opened talks about extending his stay, though he says his heart remains in the town where he was raised.

“London couldn’t be more different to Saddleworth and far busier, but that’s London. I must admit I prefer the countryside,” he concluded.

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