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Stuart Taylor - Tough Being No. 2

Stuart Taylor - Tough Being No. 2

Stuart Taylor says being the Villa understudy has proved more difficult than when he was second in line to David Seaman at Arsenal.

Taylor, who is currently in the team due to a knee injury to Denmark international Thomas Sorensen said:

'It was different for me when I was at Arsenal because David Seaman used to pick up quite a few knocks. So I got quite a few games, but Thomas Sorensen is younger and fitter than what David Seaman was at that time. He doesn't get anywhere near as many injuries, so you end up sitting around. It is hard, but that is something you have to deal with. You just have to go out there and give it your best and hope it all goes well.'

The 26-year-old shot stopper added: 'Every number two goalkeeper in the Premier League is a good goalkeeper. They all know they have the ability to go out and play well. But because you are not league match sharp you just have to hope that you are on the ball and that you have a bit of luck.'

'I've waited a long time for a run in the side. You soon get forgotten in football so it's been nice to play a few games. I had a couple of games this season before Thomas got injured. I think he is going to be out for a while so I'll get to play a few games. Thomas is the number one but I want to play to the best of my ability and I'm just thinking of doing well for the team and do a job as best as I can. The aim is to give a manager a decision when Thomas is fit. At the moment I'm just filling in and doing a job but I want to play to the best of my ability. If I end up giving the manager a problem, it will be nice.'

Meanwhile Martin O'Neill has challenged Taylor to take his chance and keep his place in the starting line up saying:

'Stuart has got an opportunity and it's really up to him to take it. It's important for Stuart to accept the fact he is in the side and his aim would be to make the position his own and not stay at number two for the rest of his life. What Stuart wants to do is play so well that it would be exceptionally difficult for him to be left out of the team. He has got this opportunity.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday December 11 2006
Time: 11:11AM

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Unfortunately I dont think Taylor has done enough to keep Tommy out, so far. Maybe he will produce a blinder tonight? A first clean sheet would give him a boost.
DeanoVilla
11/12/2006 11:42:00
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his mix up with JLS against city is hard to forget. I've seen him live once and he was solid, let in one unstoppable goal.
thekentvillan
11/12/2006 12:18:00
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must be tough sitting on the bench picking up 10k per week (or whatever he earns). Was not impressed with him in the pompey game, reactions and agility looked a bit off the pace, hopefully he had an off day.
son_of_cher
11/12/2006 14:16:00
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He's now got the opportunity to prove himself. He has to take it. I'm not fully convinced yet, but then again he's never really let us down. Good luck to him tonight.
glensider
11/12/2006 16:16:00
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Hopefully, he can make the most of his potential that he ahs shown in the past and yes, a clean sheet will do hs confidence the world of good.
Tierney
11/12/2006 17:59:00
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i apologise for th above statement...what the hell to i know about goalkeeping!!!....well played stu, you won us an extra point, hope the knee gets better, either that or the beast gets his debut
son_of_cher
12/12/2006 08:05:00
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I can understand where he's coming from when he says its tough being number two, but he simply hasn't yet proved he's good enough to replace Tommy S.
glensider
13/03/2007 08:09:00
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