Quade Taylor targeting further success with Wanderers

Matchwinner speaks to bwfc.co.uk after beating Manchester City in Manchester FA Senior Cup Final

Quade Taylor was delighted as Bolton Wanderers beat Manchester City to lift the Manchester FA Senior Cup on Sunday.

The defender scored the only goal of the game five minutes in, volleying home Tom Walker’s early corner, with his performance at the back also not going unnoticed as he was named man of the match.

And now with a taste for silverware, Taylor shared his hope that the Development Side’s early season success can be a sign of things to come when speaking to bwfc.co.uk after the match. 

“Words can’t describe it, it’s unreal,” said the 21-year-old. “We’ve done well as a team, got the early goal and then defended for our lives. It was good performance from all the lads and City never really threatened us.

“The corner’s come in and I’ve just stuck my foot out at it and thankfully it’s gone into the net. I think it might have deflected off a defender, but a goal’s a goal and I’m happy with it. I’ll certainly take it.

“It’s great to win a trophy, especially this early in the season, but we need to use it as a platform for the rest of the campaign. 

“We need to aim higher, do our best to stay unbeaten in the league and hopefully put ourselves in a position to challenge for that as well.”

Despite featuring for the Development Side in their last two matches, Taylor had previously spent the majority of the campaign so far travelling with the first team squad.

The defender, who made his Wanderers senior debut against Birmingham City on the final day of last season, voiced his desire to build on the young Whites’ cup success as he looks to catch the eye of Neil Lennon once more. 

“I’m really enjoying it here. It was great to make my debut for the first team last year and to be involved in pre-season and it’s good to be playing games for the development side. 

“I like playing three at the back. We tried it out a few times last year and understand it quite well. Alex [Finney], Filip [Twardzik] and I know how to do it quite well and it’s worked today. 

"We’ll always talking across the back three and we find it quite easy, which in turn helps the people in front of us.

“It’s good that we are all capable of playing in it, because if the manager wants to try it again then any of us are capable of stepping up and filling in if needed.

“Hopefully I can build on this and impress the manager – that’s the plan. If I keep performing at this level then hopefully I can do enough to get another chance with the first team.”

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