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Taylor commits future to Moors

"I don’t think there was anything else to think about apart from signing another contract with the club."

Glen Taylor

Spennymoor Town is delighted to announce that Glen Taylor has committed his future to the club until 2024.

Taylor, 31, has netted 137 times in 254 appearances for Moors and requires a further three goals to surpass Gavin Cogdon and become the club’s all-time leading scorer.

The striker has scored 20 goals in all competitions this campaign and leads the way in the National League North goal scoring chart.

Taylor originally joined Spennymoor in 2012 from Blyth Spartans, but, following an unsuccessful stint, he returned to home town side Ashington.

His performances for the Northern League side earned him a return to The Brewery Field in 2015, with Taylor heavily contributing to the 2017 promotion to the National League North.

The 2017/18 campaign, which coincided with Moors’ highest ever position in the non-league ladder, saw the striker score 19 league goals and feature in the Team of the Season.

However, he would go one better the following season, netting 25 league goals and winning the Player of the Season accolade.

A further 25 goals followed in the next two seasons, both of which were curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After signing a new deal, Taylor said: “It’s unbelievable. I don’t think there was anything else to think about apart from signing another contract with the club.

“I love it here and I’ve been here a long, long time now, so hopefully I can see out the rest of my career at Spennymoor.

“To be honest, when my contract was running down, it was always just a case of signing another one.

“There’s not really too much to go through with the Chairman, Managers and Jason. It just rolls onto the next one and hopefully that continues until the end.

“I’m quite close to the all-time goal record so I would like to get that ticked off, and to take over from a club legend like Gavin Cogdon will be a massive achievement for me.

“In terms of other ambitions, I think it’s clear that getting promoted is always the ambition every season. The aim is to get to the National League.

“Obviously I’ve signed until 2024 so hopefully it happens during that time.

“I’m delighted I’ll be with the lads for another two and a half years. Hopefully I keep delivering good performances and keep scoring plenty of goals for them to cheer about.”

The extension of Taylor’s contract was greeted with elation by Joint-Manager Anthony Johnson.

He said: “Glen’s contract extension was the first thing me and Bernard wanted to get done when we came in.

“We wanted to make sure Glen was tied down for as long as we’re at the club.

“We make no secrets as to what we think of him as a player, as a man and as a human being.

“First and foremost, he’s an unbelievable bloke, but on the pitch, he plays every minute of every game, he never misses a training session and he’s scored in practically every game since me and Bern have come in.

“He’s probably now on course for his best ever season.

“If you wanted to build a team going forward, you want the best players in the league, the best players in non-league and he’s certainly one of them.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be able to build a side with him in it. There’s got to be balance with your signings and balance within your team, but Glen is pivotal and essential to all of that.”

“We’re over the moon to know we’re going to be working with him in the long-term.”

 “We wanted to make sure Glen was tied down for as long as we’re at the club."

Anthony Johnson

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