Football - Taylor hoping for another chance

Veteran Reading goalkeeper Stuart Taylor hopes it will not be another long wait before he plays a first-team match again.

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The 31-year-old stood in for injured Adam Federici as the Royals went down 3-1 at Everton.

It was some three years ago when former Arsenal youngster Taylor turned out for Manchester City in an FA Cup tie at Scunthorpe, and he admits there is not much he can do but continue to train hard.

"You've just got to play it by ear. I'll prepare like I'm going to play then, if not, then that's the manager's decision," Taylor told the club's official website.

"I've been in and around teams but not really had the chance to play.

"Feds has been unlucky and picked up an injury but it's obviously given me a chance to get a game.

"Especially after waiting a long time, it would be nice to get a couple more."

Reading are just a point from safety and host fellow strugglers Aston Villa in a crunch encounter this weekend.

Taylor said: "It's still really tight down there - it's only a couple of points here and there and you can climb up the table.

"It's not as if we're a million miles away so no one will be getting down about it - all the lads are really looking forward to the next game."

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