Matt Taylor Joins Cheltenham Town
Bradford City have today confirmed the Matt Taylor has left the club to join Cheltenham Town on a two-year contract subject to paperwork completion. Taylor leaves the Bantams by mutual Consent following a a successful medical earlier today.
Speaking after his move Matt Taylor said, “It’s always important to get your future sorted out and there is a good set of lads down here who are hungry to do well.
I like to think I’m an experienced defender who is quite solid and I’ve played enough games now to be able to talk to the lads around me and hopefully encourage them and give everything to the team.”
Matt actually started his career as a goalkeeper with Preston North End boys before becoming a member of the Everton Academy but it was with Burscough in 2003 that he achieved the honour of lifting the FA Trophy after a 2-1 final win over Tamworth at Villa Park.
Moves through the non-league with club’s such as Rossendale United, Matlock Town, Hucknall Town, Halifax Town and Guiseley followed before he caught the eye of Team Bath manager Ged Roddy who picked him to represent England Universities in the 2006 British Universities Games.
Taylor then joined Team Bath whilst studying for a diploma in Fitness Excellence at the University of Bath. After narrowly missing out on promotion to the Conference South with Team Bath, Matt made the move to Exeter City in 2007 where he won promotion to league two in the Conference play-off final.
Matt then moved to Charlton Athletic in 2011 were he was soon made vice-captain by manager Chris Powell. He established himself well in the side but he was released at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Phil Parkinson then signed Taylor after City were promoted to Skybet League One, but despite being handed a two-year contract by the Bantams he was unable to force his way into the side permanently and later moved on loan to Colchester.