Andy Taylor (footballer, born 1988)

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Andy Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-10-30) 30 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Caistor, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cleethorpes Town
Youth career
Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Grimsby Town 43 (7)
2009 Brigg Town
2010 Bottesford Town
2010–2011 Caistor Rovers 12 (25)
2011–2014 Grimsby Borough 103 (47)
2016– Cleethorpes Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:30, 24 July 2009 (UTC).

Andrew John "Andy" Taylor (born 30 October 1988) is an English footballer who plays as a striker, currently playing for Cleethorpes Town. He played as a professional in the Football League for Grimsby Town from 2005 until 2009.

Career[edit]

Born in Caistor, Lincolnshire, Taylor was promoted to the first team squad at Grimsby Town in the 2005–06 season by Russell Slade. However, he did not come to prominence until the following season under Graham Rodger, when he scored in a 2–0 away win over Chester City.

He was mainly used as a substitute by Alan Buckley throughout the 2007–08 season and scored 5 goals coming off the bench for the Mariners - several were headers despite his standing only 5 ft 8 inches tall. Taylor was picked as first-choice striker in the early part of the 2008-2009 season alongside Martin Butler and Danny North. After the dismissal of Buckley in September 2008, Taylor would not feature for the rest of the season under new manager Mike Newell. On 14 May 2009, Newell told Taylor he was free to leave the club and on 19 May he left Grimsby by mutual consent. He had a trial with York City in July, playing as a second-half substitute in a pre-season friendly against Bradford City, although he was not offered a contract by the club.[1] Just before the start of the season, Taylor opted to sign for non league club Brigg Town. Taylor left Brigg in October 2009, and joined Bottesford Town in January 2010. He then left Bottesford Town and joined Caistor Rovers in August 2010.

Taylor joined Grimsby Borough in the summer of the 2011.

Honours[edit]

Grimsby Town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carroll, Steve (2009-07-24). "York City manager Martin Foyle jettisons trialists Luke Waterfall and Andy Taylor". The Press. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

External links[edit]

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