Adam Taylor is determined to make the most of his full-time role with Telford’s EPL side next season and enjoy his best year so far in a Tigers shirt.
The 22-year-old forward agreed terms on a full campaign with the Shropshire men last week, after a year spent playing for both the senior EPL side and NIHL outfit.
But with Head Coach Tom Watkins having been impressed with Taylor’s return of eight points from those 31 EPL games, he had few doubts about offering him a full-time role.
Taylor said: “I feel I’ve improved a lot from the player I was six years ago, and I definitely see all parts of the game a lot differently these days.
“A lot of that is down to having some good experiences with the EPL side, especially when we won the league. That sort of thing will be useful preparation for playing with them full-time next season.
“It was tough last season, when I was moving between the two squads. Not knowing which team I would be playing for did affect my preparation at times, but it was all useful experience.
“Next season I will be able to focus all my efforts on one team and have a lot more consistency in my game. That can only be a benefit and help me to have my best year for the Tigers.
“I grew up in Telford and trained here, so I’m very happy to have the chance of playing full-time for the EPL side. I always wanted to join the Tigers when I was a youngster.
“It was always a goal to play for my home town team, so when I got the chance in 2010 I promised myself that I would make the most of it.
“We got a lot more fans to games last season and I want to help that growth continue. Staying in Telford was my number one choice, so I’m grateful to Tom for offering me the opportunity.”
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