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Middlesbrough defender Andrew Taylor in Watford dilemma

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor is a product of Middlesbrough's academy

Middlesbrough defender Andrew Taylor has told BBC Tees that he is unsure of his future after confirming that Watford have made a bid for him.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Hornets this season, which ended on 5 January.

"I don't know what my future is. I have time to think," said Taylor who played in Boro's 4-0 win over Bristol City.

"I loved my time there, I loved the manager there. But obviously Middlesbrough's in my heart."

He added: "I've been here all my career. It's something to think about. I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know if I was signing for Watford permanently."

The former England Under-21 international moved to Watford on loan in August 2010 after struggling under former Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan.

He explained: "I'm not going to lie, I didn't really get on with Gordon and I didn't enjoy my time when he was here and that's why I left."

The defender impressed during his spell with the Hornets, making 19 appearances, and also scored his first ever professional goal - a left-footed volley in Watford's 3-0 win over Portsmouth a day before his loan deal came to an end.

On returning to Middlesbrough, Taylor said that he had been impressed with the influence of new manager Tony Mowbray.

"It's a lot different now the gaffer's in. The atmosphere's a lot better, the training's a lot better." Meanwhile Mowbray praised Taylor by saying: "He's my kind of player."

A product of the Middlesbrough academy, Taylor also had a loan spell at Bradford City in 2005/06, making 24 league appearances.

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see also
Watford sign Boro defender Taylor
31 Aug 10 |  Watford
Bristol City 0-4 Middlesbrough
15 Jan 11 |  Championship
Boro's Taylor to undergo surgery
06 Jan 10 |  Middlesbrough

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