Matt Taylor gets head down in his Bradford City recovery process

Matt Taylor needed an operation to mend an unusual foot injury

Matt Taylor needed an operation to mend an unusual foot injury

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Matt Taylor is not expected to make the start of City’s pre-season programme.

The former Charlton centre half, who endured a hugely frustrating first year at Valley Parade, is recovering after an operation to mend an unusual foot injury.

Taylor is now out of the protective boot he was wearing at the club’s recent awards night but physio Matt Barrass warned that his rehabilitation is a slow process.

“The start of pre-season will probably come a bit too soon for Matt,” said Barrass.

“There’s still some stuff we’ve got to do with his foot before he is fit enough to join in with the rest of them. He might be back for some of it but he’s months behind them in terms of fitness.”

Taylor damaged the plantar plate, a small supporting ligament underneath the toe, during a reserve friendly against Leeds.

City had him examined by a foot and ankle specialist, who decided he had to go under the knife to reattach it.

Barrass added: “It’s not a common injury and we had an idea how long it would be once he had the operation. But he’s a good pro and has handled the situation better than some might.

“Sometimes I have to drag him out of the gym – most you have to drag in. But Matt just puts his head down and gets on with it.”

Taylor has played only four times for City and appeared more during a successful month on loan with Colchester.

His last appearance was in December at Peterborough, when Phil Parkinson experimented with using three centre halves. But the tactic did not work and Taylor was subbed at half-time as City resorted to a conventional back four.

He suffered the injury six weeks later after playing well in a practice match at Leeds’ Thorp Arch training ground.

Meanwhile, Kyel Reid could be two months away from a return to full training.

The out-of-contract winger, whose future at City remains uncertain, has not been able to kick a ball since rupturing his cruciate against Sheffield United in January.

Barrass said: “It’s four months this week for Kyel. He has been jogging outside for a couple of weeks now and once we hit the four-and-a-half month period, we’ll start to get him to do some gradual change of direction stuff.

“We’re basically building up to the six-month point. By then, if all goes well, he should be somewhere close to being able to train properly.”

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12:30pm Tue 27 May 14

tyker7745 says...

who cares : another waste of money hopefully Colchester want t take him from us on a free any time soon
who cares : another waste of money hopefully Colchester want t take him from us on a free any time soon tyker7745
  • Score: -5

12:38pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

1:58pm Tue 27 May 14

macca1969 says...

What a right couple of wallies you both sound
What a right couple of wallies you both sound macca1969
  • Score: 7

2:21pm Tue 27 May 14

Michael Clayton says...

macca1969 wrote:
What a right couple of wallies you both sound
Yes. You are each taking a blasé attitude.

As for "who cares", you should care. If you deem that he is not good enough then you should realise that his wages are potentialyl preventing someone else from coming in.

As for "pay him off", have you any idea what that will cost? Like you learned friend, if you deem he is not good enough, surely it is better to find alternative employers than to pay-him off?
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What a right couple of wallies you both sound[/p][/quote]Yes. You are each taking a blasé attitude. As for "who cares", you should care. If you deem that he is not good enough then you should realise that his wages are potentialyl preventing someone else from coming in. As for "pay him off", have you any idea what that will cost? Like you learned friend, if you deem he is not good enough, surely it is better to find alternative employers than to pay-him off? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

2:51pm Tue 27 May 14

Rambo says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also? Rambo
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

macca1969 wrote:
What a right couple of wallies you both sound
I'm crushed!!!
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What a right couple of wallies you both sound[/p][/quote]I'm crushed!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
Did I sound like I was?
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?[/p][/quote]Did I sound like I was? bcfc1903
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Tue 27 May 14

Rambo says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
Did I sound like I was?
I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?[/p][/quote]Did I sound like I was?[/p][/quote]I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question... Rambo
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
Did I sound like I was?
I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...
That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark......
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?[/p][/quote]Did I sound like I was?[/p][/quote]I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...[/p][/quote]That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark...... bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

7:17pm Tue 27 May 14

Victor Clayton says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He doesn't like to pass the ball does he? :)
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He doesn't like to pass the ball does he? :) Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He doesn't like to pass the ball does he? :)
Peterborough Victor lol, deary me.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He doesn't like to pass the ball does he? :)[/p][/quote]Peterborough Victor lol, deary me. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

11:07pm Tue 27 May 14

Rambo says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
Did I sound like I was?
I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...
That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark......
Also looks like your mother never told answering one question with another is rude. Or just dodging the initial question, take your pick.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?[/p][/quote]Did I sound like I was?[/p][/quote]I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...[/p][/quote]That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark......[/p][/quote]Also looks like your mother never told answering one question with another is rude. Or just dodging the initial question, take your pick. Rambo
  • Score: 0

11:58pm Tue 27 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Rambo wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.
He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford.

If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?
Did I sound like I was?
I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...
That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark......
Also looks like your mother never told answering one question with another is rude. Or just dodging the initial question, take your pick.
It may look like that.
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: If possible pay him off, from the little I've seen of him he can't defend.[/p][/quote]He's played 3 games. At Huddersfield, Hartlepool, and an injury time sub against Brentford. If you're making that assessment on the basis of one game at Hartlepool, there were lots of other bad performances that night. Are you calling on the others to be offloaded also?[/p][/quote]Did I sound like I was?[/p][/quote]I don't know, that's why I used the word "Are" and a question mark, to, you know, ask the question...[/p][/quote]That's why I used the word 'sound' as an illustration then ended the sentence with a question mark......[/p][/quote]Also looks like your mother never told answering one question with another is rude. Or just dodging the initial question, take your pick.[/p][/quote]It may look like that. bcfc1903
  • Score: -1

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