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Taylor Relishing Blackpool Return

Posted: Tue 20 May 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Former Striker To Play In Charity Match

Scott Taylor hopes to rekindle fond memories of wearing Blackpool’s tangerine shirt when he returns to Bloomfield Road on Sunday.

The former-Pool striker, who netted 63 times during two spells with the club either side of the Millennium, is set to star in the Hedzup Charity Shield.

Taylor, along with a host of former team-mates, will come up against a celebrity team, and the 38-year-old is relishing his return.

“I’m absolutely buzzing, I really can’t wait,” said Taylor. “I was really excited to get the letter, it’ll be fantastic to come back to Bloomfield Road and put on the tangerine shirt again. 

“Hopefully we raise a lot of money for charity. The players turn up to games like this because it’s a good cause, but also it’s good to catch up with mates and play for your old teams again.”

Taylor is now assistant manager at Staines Town in the Blue Square South, which means focus has been taken away from his playing career, which isn’t over just yet. 

“The last three or four months I’ve not been involved much playing-wise, but I still turn out for the reserves to keep the fitness up and I’m enjoying it there.

“We finished well in the league, compared to the season before when we had no team. We also had a good cup run, and played against Brentford and Luton.” 

The striker’s fondest memories however come from Bloomfield Road, where his 144 appearances as a Seasider were a career best of all his clubs.

“I loved every minute of my time at Blackpool, I was a bit disappointed with how I left, but that’s football. The three years I spent there were great and it’s a club I’ll always be fond of. 

“Blackpool and Tranmere are the clubs I played a lot of games for, but I had a brilliant time at Blackpool with the two cup finals and being played in my proper position. 

“There was only one and a half stands when I was there, now I see the games on TV and see the transformation. I don’t have time to come back really, so it’s going to be brilliant,” said Taylor.