Druids have resigned Striker Jonny Taylor in a bid to bolster their attacking options next season. Having missed the season with a serious knee injury, many thought that the changing of the guard at Druids and the injury would signal the end of his time at the club.
“Before Huw Griffiths left, he was firm in his belief that Jonny was a player that fitted the mould at the club and I agreed with him, Jonny is a fantastic talent and maturing very day and will be a huge asset up front with Jamie Reed competing for a strikers slot” said Druids Chairman Des Williams.
“Jonny was unlucky with the injury and we have helped him with his rehab and he has repaid us with his infectious personality, humour and hunger to be back on the field scoring goals and for me it was a no-brainer signing him and I’m excited to see him back on the field” added Williams.
“I’m delighted to be offered a new deal with the club and looking forward to be working with the staff that have been there since I joined nearly 5 years ago” said Taylor.
When asked about his injury, which many believed would see the end of his career, the striker responded “The future of the club is looking very exciting and to be offered a new contract and to be a part of that is fantastic. I’ve worked harder than anyone to get back to full fitness after my ACL injury just after the Europa League games and my hard work and dedication has been rewarded”.
“A lot of people, who should have known better, wrote me off but I’ve kept my opinions to myself and let my football do the talking and I think this is a big statement to a lot of people who said I was finished at this level. I can’t wait to be back out there and repay the club, the fans and the Chairman because there the people who really matter. I’m due a good season in front of goal and next seasons the one for that and hopefully push us onto another Europa League outing” Taylor added.
It’ll be a long wait to see Taylor in action with the FAW still not giving clubs a date for them to start their preseason. The Ancients have resigned themselves to a date in November for a restart.