Taylor eyeballs early comeback

Taylor is expected to be out until beyond Christmas but has already made plans to resume training by the end of September.

Taylor commented: "It's all going in the right direction and now it's a case of getting some boots on my feet and training - the toughest thing will be that I have not had a pre-season programme yet so I'm lagging behind.

"The Achilles is the problem and it has shrunk because I have not used it for so long. I'm naturally a fit person and though I would not put any timescale on it I definitely hope to be back sooner rather than later".

Taylor needed the op on a heel spur in late March, which ruled the wingback out of the Championship run-in last season.