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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