Scarborough Athletic stopper Tommy Taylor delighted with turnaround of fortunes

Scarborough Athletic keeper Tommy Taylor is delighted with the turnaround in fortunes at the club since the arrival of new boss Darren Kelly.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:59 am
Boro keeper Tommy Taylor

Boro had slumped to a miserable run of form under former gaffer John Deacey and Taylor admits the lack of confidence due to a series of poor results had affected the dressing room - including himself.

“I think the team were definitely low on confidence due to the poor results,” said Taylor.

“It was nothing to do with John (Deacey), but when you pick up poor results you start to wonder where the next win will come from, and I think that was the case.

“It started to affect my performances and my levels dropped - especially during the Dunston game.

“But Darren has come in and given the lads a real boost and the results and confidence levels have picked up again.”

Kelly has been full of praise for his keeper since arriving at the Flamingo Land Stadium, hailing him as the best in the BetVictor Northern Premier League, something that hasn’t escaped the attention of Taylor.

“It’s very clever man management from Darren, who must’ve known that my confidence levels were low at the time he came in,” added the Boro stopper.

“My confidence is back to where it should be and the performance levels have followed with it.”

Next on the agenda for the Boro gloveman is to keep a long-awaited clean-sheet - but he insists that the three points are a priority over keeping the opposition at bay.

Boro haven’t kept a clean-sheet in the NPL since a 1-0 win over Kelly’s former club Hyde United on Tuesday October 15.

“It’d be nice to keep a clean-sheet, but the priority will always be to try and come away with the points,” added Taylor.