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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 17:47 GMT
Taylor tips Tranmere for the top
By Jonathan Stevenson

Gareth Taylor
Taylor has found the back of the net five times for Tranmere so far
Tranmere striker Gareth Taylor says there is no reason why they cannot win promotion from League One this season.

Tranmere are third after a run of four wins in a row, and the 33-year-old is confident they can go all the way.

He told BBC Sport: "You always want to reach the highest level you can and it would be fantastic to finish in those top two promotion spots come May.

"Confidence is high, the boss made some good signings in the summer and we're on a great run - long may it continue."

Taylor added: "We've got to build on what we've done so far. To be third after so many games is a good achievement, but it's still a job less than half done.

"We've won four games in a row and I've come back in for those after five weeks out with a broken jaw, so to come back into a winning side is really pleasing.

Ronnie Moore is a winner and he wants us to be as well and at the moment we're doing ok

Gareth Taylor

"But we set ourselves high standards, especially the gaffer, and he will not want us dropping below them."

Taylor joined Tranmere in the summer from Nottingham Forest, after a spell on loan at Crewe towards the end of last season.

He says the change in scenery away from the City Ground has revitalised his career and wants another crack at playing in the Championship.

"I'm enjoying my football now, it's a great club and I'm really loving life at Tranmere," said the Welshman.

"I was desperate to stay in the Championship after playing for Crewe last season and I still want another chance to prove myself there.

"When you come away from a place like Forest, people are saying it wasn't right at the club for years, not just while I was there.

"But it just goes to show what a fresh face can do because they changed things around, went on a great run at the end of last season and are now top of the table."

Taylor attributes Tranmere's flying start to the new campaign down to manager Ronnie Moore and says he is vital if the club wants to continue to progress.

"The gaffer's different class, he's very passaionate in what he does and he doesn't suffer fools gladly, I can tell you," said Taylor.

"He doesn't ask players to do what they can't, so he won't ask me to run into the channels, but he expects a performance and an honest endeavour from you and you can't ask for more than that.

"He's a winner and he wants us to be too and at the moment we're doing ok.

"But to be honest, we've only got into top gear on a handful of occasions so far this season, we've been more efficient than anything else.

"I wouldn't say we're a long ball team, but we're doing what we have to do to get results and that's all-important if it helps you to get out of the league."

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