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Taylor earns top Carlisle awards

Cleveland Taylor
Taylor was described as "an inspiration" by manager Greg Abbott

Carlisle United winger Cleveland Taylor swept the board at the club's end-of-season dinner, picking up seven awards.

Taylor, 25, won five player of the year awards, including the vote from his fellow players, following an impressive second season with the club.

The former Scunthorpe man also shared a sponsor's player of the year award along with defender Peter Murphy.

Taylor joined the Cumbrians in January 2008 in a £75,000 move from Glanford Park where he spent four seasons.

The former Jamaica Under-20 and Under-23 international began his career as a trainee with Bolton Wanderers and spent loan spells with Exeter City, Scarborough and Scunthorpe United before making his stay at Glanford Park a permanent one in March 2004.

He made 121 starts for the Iron and was a regular in their promotion-winning 2006-07 season.

Cleveland Taylor Factfile
Born in Leicester on 9 September 1983
Began his career as a trainee with Bolton Wanderers
Signed for Scunthorpe in March 2004 on a free transfer
Scored 12 times for the Iron in four seasons
Won a League One Championship medal in 2007
Represented Jamaica at Under-20 and Under-23 level
Joined Carlisle in a £75,000 deal in January 2008
Made his Carlisle debut against Walsall on 8 February 2008
Scored his first Carlisle goal in this season's 2-1 win against Southend United

Taylor, who was recently described as "an inspiration" by his manager Greg Abbott, made 46 appearances for Carlisle this season, scoring twice.

Player-coach Graham Kavanagh picked up the award for goal of the season after his long-range strike in the 2-0 win over Millwall on the final day of the season.

Striker Michael Bridges and goalkeeper Ben Williams also picked up awards on the night, while youth-team defender Tom Aldred won the YTS player of the year award.

The 18-year-old, who was handed a professional contract this season, was called up to Billy Stark's Scotland Under-19 side this week for the European Championship matches against Slovakia, Bosnia and England later this month.



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