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7 months ago By OL 2

Elliott Taylor

“During one season I scored 64 goals.” Elliott Taylor

In a new feature players have spoken exclusively with about their footballing background and their path to being at the Boro.

First to turn back the clock was goalkeeper Elliott Taylor.

Now in his second season representing Town, Taylor has displayed a desire to learn, compete and challenge at the first team level.

But the now smart stop shopper and agile 19 year old has not always donned the gloves.

"As a child I started off as a striker, I played for my local team in Fleckney, Leicestershire, before moving to Borough Alliance."

Turning out for the Market Harborough based outfit Taylor proved to be a prolific frontman, a goalkeepers nightmare. "I played up top for 3 seasons and ended up as the top scorer every season. During one season I scored 64 goals. Plenty of toe pokes, that's all I could do!" he insists!

Even in his early teens a first half spell between the sticks saw Taylor concede twice. But as he explains "the manager switched me to the other penalty box at half time, I hit a brace, it finished 2-2."

However 5 years ago it all changed. "I realised, I enjoy it in goal. Turning out for Market Harborough u16's for a full campaign, Taylor continued to progress. "I then got to play for Oadby Town in the United Counties League, making my debut when I was 16. In my second match I saved a penalty, to win us the match".

Elliott's impressive displays caught the eye and he was captured by Boro in 2015.

"The opportunity arose to come here, I started in the youth system, but after about a week of training I was with the first team, both travelling and training."

Continuing his footballing education a return to Oadby Town for loan period followed, eventually chalking up over 80 appearances for the Poachers across two spells.

Once back at Nuneaton, Taylor made his league debut away to Alfreton, although in defeat. "I conceded 3, but believed I had a decent game."

Following such a milestone Taylor "got the taste for it. I want to play. I aim to improve, I'm always looking to improve."

Keep your eyes peeled for more features and interviews with the team coming soon, plus follow our Twitter @NTFC_official for exclusive content.

Updated 12:51 - 4 Oct 2017 by OL 2

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