Ash Taylor

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Ash Taylor
Personal information
Full name Ashton John Taylor[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Bromborough, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
Number 5
Youth career
2002–2009 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Tranmere Rovers 183 (8)
2009 Colwyn Bay (loan) 14 (3)
2014– Aberdeen 0 (0)
National team
2009 Wales U19 3 (0)
2012 Wales U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:58, 28 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ashton John "Ash" Taylor (2 September 1990) is a footballer and a former Wales under-21 squad member, who plays as a defender for Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Taylor started his footballing career at Tranmere Rovers as a youth team player since the age of 10.[2] He joined Colwyn Bay on loan in 2009, where he made a total of 14 appearances.[3] Whilst on loan with Colwyn Bay, Taylor scored a hat-trick in their 4–1 win over Lancaster City in the Northern Premier League Division One North in March 2009.[4] Taylor made his first team debut in a League One match against Scunthorpe United in the 1–1 away draw on 2 May 2009, replacing Antony Kay as a substitute in the 89th minute.[5][6] Taylor scored his first goal for Tranmere at Leyton Orient in the FA Cup First Round in November 2009. His first league goal came shortly after on 1 December 2009, in the 3–3 draw at Huddersfield. He won the "Young Player of The Season" award for the 2009–10 season. The club offered him contract terms for the 2012–13 season[7] which he agreed, signing on for another year.[8]

Taylor signed for Aberdeen on 28 May 2014.[9]

International career[edit]

Taylor represented Wales under-19 in the Milk Cup in 2009.[10]

He was named in the Wales Under-21 squad for the friendly match against Austria on 18 May 2010.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He attended South Wirral High School and grew up in Eastham, Merseyside.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014.[12]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tranmere Rovers
2008–09
League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 League One 33 1 5 1 2 0 1 0 41 2
2010–11 League One 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 0
2011–12 League One 37 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 41 4
2012–13 League One 44 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 47 2
2013–14 League One 42 3 1 0 3 0 1 0 47 3
Total 183 8 9 1 6 0 6 2 204 12
Career totals 183 8 9 1 6 0 6 2 204 12
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the play-offs and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ash Taylor: "I'll play wherever I'm told"". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Hilton, Nick (11 July 2009). "Ash Taylor hoping loan spell at Colwyn Bay has toughened him up for Tranmere Rovers return". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Pearce, James (21 March 2009). "Tranmere teen star Ash Taylor scores hat-trick". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Scunthorpe 1–1 Tranmere". BBC Sport. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Fixtures/results: Scunthorpe 1 – 1 Tranmere". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Moore Rebuilding Squad". Tranmere Rovers FC. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tranmere's Ian Goodison and Ash Taylor sign new contracts". BBC. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen sign keeper Scott Brown and defender Ash Taylor". BBC Sport. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ash Taylor in Milk Cup action". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "Wales under 21 squad v Austria". Football Association of Wales. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Ash Taylor career statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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