Wrexham youngster warns team-mates

Highly-rated Wrexham youngster Neil Taylor has warned his team-mates to take nothing for granted when they take onLowestoft in the first round of the FACup.

Highly-rated Wrexham youngster Neil Taylor has warned his team-mates to take nothing for granted when they take onLowestoft in the first round of the FACup.

The Conference outfit will go into the tie as overwhelming favourites, but the Welsh under-21 international knows the in-form Blues will be fired up for the game and will be dangerous opponents.

Taylor is looking for Wrexham, who beat FC Halifax Town 1-0 in the fourth qualifying round to set up the tie, to avoid an upset and continue their run in the competition.

"We have just got to keep going and get into the next round," said Taylor. "We don't want a draw, they play way away!


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"We are expected to win and this is their final. We have got everything to lose and they have got everything to gain. But we want to be in the next round as much as them, if not more.

"Frank Sinclair has been telling us what it was like to play in the final. The players know how good the FA Cup is and we want a good run."

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Taylor is flattered with speculation linking him with Swansea City - but is just focusing on performing well for Wrexham.

Swansea manager Paulo Sousa is rumoured to be keeping tabs on the 20-year-old left-back, although no contact has been made by the Championship club. Taylor, who is out of contract at the end of the season, won't let reports of other clubs taking an interest distract him.

"It was great to hear," said Taylor. "Everyone wants to hear that clubs at a higher level are watching you. It shows I am doing something right.

"The gaffer said there is nothing you can do, you just have to keep playing. Every player wants to play at a higher level but I am a Wrexham player and I am just concentrating on that. When I go away with Wales, I concentrate on that.

"Lots of footballers get speculation but I have just got to concentrate on my football. I have just got to keep doing what I have been doing."

Ironically, Taylor finds himself out of the Wrexham team at the moment.

After starting ten consecutive matches, Taylor was taken off in the first half at Stevenage a fortnight ago as manager Dean Saunders made a tactical substitution to combat the home side's aerial presence. Wrexham went on to earn a 0-0 draw and it was a decision that Taylor accepted.

"I was fine, it was the manager's decision. What he does you go with," said Taylor. "It ended 0-0 so it was job done."

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