Ridgeons Football League
Published 3rd February 2012
....badly they need one.
That is the message from former Manchester City striker Rob Taylor, who has declared he would lace up his boots again if Diss’ Premier Division status came down to the wire.
The 40-year-old, who scored 116 goals in the Football League, including thirty-three in sixty-one matches at Gillingham between 1998 and 1999, has said ahead of tomorrow’s clash with FC Clacton he has several players on his radar but is not prepared to pay a fee.
“We are trying to bring them in but it is all about waiting to see what people are doing next year and waiting for teams to get knocked out of cup competitions.
“It is hard as there are players under contract that are staying put for the money and the clubs want money for them and I do not believe in paying for players at this level of football.”
The Tangerines failed to score in a league game for the fourteenth time in twenty-eight matches on Saturday in a goalless draw with Ely City, leaving them just three points above the drop zone.
And while supporters are urging Taylor to come out of retirement, the Diss boss will not be considering himself for selection, just yet.
“I am not going to play, but I might have to if things get down to the nitty-gritty though,” he said.