GARY Bowyer confirmed he will monitor Chris Taylor after fielding a team of trialists in last night’s friendly at Brighouse.

Bowyer signed midfielder Taylor for Blackpool from Oldham last summer and previously managed him at Blackburn.

The 32-year-old free agent featured in the 2-0 win at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium and the City boss said: “I’ve worked with Tayls twice now. He brings that experience and know-how in there.

“He rang me over the weekend and asked if he could come in and train. At the same time, we can have a close look at him as well.”

Myles Hippolyte scored both City goals from the penalty spot for a side that also included former Blackpool left back Andy Taylor and well-travelled winger Lionel Ainsworth.

Bowyer added: “Six of them were in for training on Monday and we knew this game was a chance to run the rule over them.

“Then one or two who I thought would come into this after missing Saturday are still not quite there. Jackson Longridge took a bang, which has just settled down so we didn’t want to risk him.

“It was a case of giving the trialists an opportunity to stake a claim and to be honest, I thought it was a really good game.

“Brighouse were competitive and we got everything you want from that type of game to assess the lads we’ve got in on trial.

“I thought they all applied themselves properly and there were quite a few decent performances. That will lead us to having a closer look at some.”