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Posted Monday, January 29th 2018

Taylor enthusiastic about City's hopes

Bob Taylor says City have a setup worthy of top-flight football, after making a return to Ashton Gate on Saturday.

The legendary striker, dubbed Super Bob, joined guests in the Lansdown Restaurant and Heineken Lounge ahead of the 2-0 win over QPR.

Taylor scored 58 goals in 126 appearances for City, from 1989 to 1992, before leaving for West Brom.

He scored 34 times during the 1989/90 season, as City secured promotion to Division Two.

Speaking on the club’s Facebook page, Taylor said: “Ashton Gate has certainly changed for the better and I wish it was like this when I played.

“It’s always a pleasure to come back to a football club where you’re revered. When you get approval from fans, you know you’ve done something right.

“I had a good mentor when I was here in Joe Jordan. The fans do give you confidence when they get behind you and lucky for me I’d shoot from anywhere and it just seemed to fly in.

“I’d loved it here. I used to live in Worle and I still come back for weekends to Weston-super-Mare in the summer. It was a special time here.

“I try and watch for the results of all my former clubs. I’ve been watching City on the TV during their cup exploits. The atmosphere against Manchester City was unbelievable and hopefully the fans can be waving a few more banners at the end of the season with promotion.

“The setup is right here and the club is moving in the right direction. You always say ‘slowly, slowly, catchy monkey’ because you can’t push things too fast or the wheels might come off.

“The team just needs to consolidate what they’ve done in the cup and take that into the league games. With injured players coming back, it’ll strengthen the side for the final games of the season.

“They just need a level of consistency and take each game as it comes. Who knows at the season? West Brom (another former club) are in a sticky situation at the moment but hopefully they can stay up and City can go up to play them in the Premier League next season.”

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Taylor is currently working putting mezzanine floors in for a living, working all over the country.

“I love it and it keeps me fit,” the former striker added. “It’s better than sitting in the house and doing nothing!

“I still wish I was 25 years younger and playing the football these days, getting the money and scoring the goals that I did. I wouldn’t need to be going to work so early then!

“However, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, it’s about the memories and I’ve certainly got them. Playing for Bristol City and coming back 29 years later to still receive nice words from the fans shows I’ve done something right – money can’t buy that.”

Bob Taylor in his playing days