Andrew Taylor has no regrets over leaving Boro

Leeds United v Cardiff City..Leeds united player Robert Snodgrass takes on Cardiff player Andrew Taylor...30th October 2011....Picture By Simon Hulme..
Leeds United v Cardiff City..Leeds united player Robert Snodgrass takes on Cardiff player Andrew Taylor...30th October 2011....Picture By Simon Hulme..

ANDREW Taylor today looked forward to his first match against his beloved Middlesbrough and insisted he had “no regrets” about leaving Boro.

The Hartlepool-born footballer will line up for Cardiff in the npower Championship’s match of the day on Saturday when third host fourth.

Taylor played for Boro boy and man – almost 15 years – before leaving the Riverside in the summer following the end of his contract.

For a long period it looked as though Taylor might have stayed on Teesside after playing a key role in Boro’s brilliant run of form in the second half of the season under Tony Mowbray.

But the ambitious Bluebirds, managed by Malky Mackay, who the left-back played under on loan at Watford last season, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

And the 25-year-old, who has helped Cardiff’s rise to third in the table, believes he made the right choice.

“It was a very difficult decision for me,” Taylor told SportMail.

“It’s been one of the hardest things I had to do.

“But I have no regrets at all, I don’t think you can in life.

“I’ve loved my time down here.

“Obviously I’ve worked with the manager and the coaches before which was a big factor in my decision.

“We are playing well, getting results, and I’m settled in the area, so there are no regrets at all.”

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