Thursday, 15 July 2010

Crewe loanee Rhys Taylor keen to stay for entire season

Chelsea goalkeeper Rhys Taylor says he is keen to extend his two-month loan at Crewe Alexandra for the whole season.

Taylor, 20, told BBC Radio Stoke: "I would like to stay if the manager [Dario Gradi] wants to keep me.
Mar. 15, 2010 - United Kingdom - Football - Chelsea Training - Stamford Bridge, London - 15/3/10..(L-R) Chelsea's Niclas Heimann, goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, Rhys Taylor and Ross Turnbull during training."I want to have a good season with no injuries and I want to play as many games as I can for Crewe."
Taylor is likely to start the season as Crewe's number one goalkeeper while experienced stopper Steve Phillips recovers from a shoulder operation.
The Wales Under-21 international was recommended to the Alex by former Crewe first-team coach Steve Holland, who now takes charge of the reserve team at Chelsea.
"He's been great with some of the young players," added Taylor.
"It can be difficult at a club like Chelsea, dealing with young players who are getting upset because they're not playing.
"He's done well and he's been a massive part of getting me to this club."
Taylor, who has yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea or Queen's Park Rangers, where he spent six weeks on loan last season, has set his sights on eventually succeeding Petr Cech and becoming the number one goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge.
"It's a big target but I'm still only 20 and for a keeper that's only a baby," said Taylor.
"I want to get some experience and some league games. I've been playing in the reserves at Chelsea since I was 15 so I've been doing that for a while and I think it's time to step it up."

as read on bbc