Avenue Secure Experienced Stopper, Rhys Taylor

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Bradford (Park Avenue) have today secured the signing of experienced goalkeeper Rhys Taylor.

Taylor arrives at the Horsfall Stadium with a wealth of experience having played over 260 senior games throughout his career, including a number of seasons in the Football League. The veteran stopper is no stranger to the National League North however, as he made after made 34 appearances in 2016/17 for the then champions AFC Fylde.

When asked what attracted him to Bradford (Park Avenue), Taylor stated,

“I’ve known Lee (Fowler) for a while now and he’s a great guy. When he told me his and Marcus’s plans and aspirations for the team I liked what I heard. It’s something I want to be a part of.”

Continuing on, Taylor explained what he could bring to the club,

Experience and Clean Sheets. If I do my job, that allows the lads in front of me to focus on their’s and score the goals that put points on the board.”

Taylor started his senior career with Chelsea but saw his first senior appearance on loan to Crewe Alexandra in League Two, where he quickly became their first choice keeper.

First team manager, Marcus Law explained what attracted him to Taylor,

It’s important to have good communicators and leaders at the back and with his wealth of experience, that’s something that Rhys can bring to the table.

“Game management is vital to winning. If we get that right, the rest will start to fall into place.”