Sheffield United: Former Blade Andy Taylor 'delighted' with FA Cup draw

Former Sheffield United defender Andy Taylor says AFC Fylde will ‘give a good account of ourselves’ when they take on the Blades in next month’s FA Cup third round.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 9:22 am
Andy Taylor in action for Sheffield United in 2012. Photo: Steve Parkin.

Taylor, 33, – who joined the National League side on a short-term deal in October - will return to a club where he starred between 2009 and 2012.

“We’re delighted with (the draw), we’d have been delighted with any Premier League team away from home,” said Taylor.

Taylor is one of a small contingent of former Blades in the Coasters side – with Mark Yeates and Danny Philliskirk also having appeared for United.

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“There were mixed memories for me having played in the Championship before getting a really bad injury,” said Taylor.

“But it’s one I look back on with great fondness, playing at that level in a great stadium.

“There’s always an upset, so you never know, we’ll be confident, positive and will give a good account of ourselves.”

After leaving the Blades, Taylor spent four successful years in League One with Walsall.

He also played for Blackpool where he skippered the side in their 2016/17 season when they gained promotion to League One via the playoffs.

Last season, the Blades were victims of one of the shocks of the competition when they were dumped out at the third round stage by National League side Barnet at Bramall Lane.

The AFC Fylde tie will be played over the weekend of January 4/5.