Sheffield Wednesday: Taylor vows to fight for his place

Martin Taylor battled with Rangers Nicky Law during the pre-season friendly at Hillsborough. Pic: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.
Martin Taylor battled with Rangers Nicky Law during the pre-season friendly at Hillsborough. Pic: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.
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Sheffield Wednesday centre half Martin Taylor isn’t ruling out another spell away from the club on loan but for now he’s intent on regaining his first team place.

Taylor, who celebrated his 34th birthday last Saturday, was part of a strong Owls team that drew 1-1 yesterday at Turf Moor against Burnley - Jose Semedo scored the Wednesday goal.

Signed during the summer of 2012 from Watford, Taylor has struggled to become a regular member of manager Dave Jones’ first team despite being named club captain on his arrival.

And he was sent on loan to League One Brentford in September to gain some competitive match practice. He played six times during his spell at Griffin Park scoring two goals.

He said: “It’s not something I’d rule out (going out on loan), but it’s the kind of thing that happens on a day-to-day basis in discussions with the manager.

“I enjoyed my time down there (Brentford) and managed to score a couple of goals. Getting the matches in is always good and it gets you fit.

“I’ve been in football long enough to know that things change and I’m going to keep battling for my place.”

The Owls team for the behind closed doors match at Burnley was: Martinez, McCabe, Taylor, Llera, Mattock, Semedo, Coke, Maghoma, Jermaine Johnson, Nuhiu, Maguire. Subs: Dawson, Lambin, Obileye, Hinchliffe, Floro, McKenzie.

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