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Aston Villa defender makes huge admission: I want to play as a striker

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa defender Neil Taylor has admitted that he would love to play as a striker stating that he could be “the hero”.

The 28-year-old  arrived at Villa Park from Premier League outfit Swansea during the January transfer window.

After a number of injury problems at the start, he has since settled into Steve Bruce’s team and is now a first team regular.

Left-back Taylor dethroned fan favourite and the highly-rated Jordan Amavi from the starting XI, with the Frenchman now playing as a left winger due to the number of injuries within the team.

Nonetheless, when Taylor was asked what position he would love to play, he made a huge admission by stating that he would love to play further up the field.

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“Striker,” said Taylor as posted by the club’s official Twitter account. “I could be the hero.”

Since his move from Swansea two months ago, Taylor has made eight appearances for Bruce’s side, starting the last seven encounters, with Villa winning five of those games.

The Welshman is currently on international duty with his Villa teammate James Chester where the duo could line-up against the Republic of Ireland in an important World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Upon his return, he will look to help Bruce’s side continue their winning run with managerless Norwich and Ian Holloway’s QPR awaiting them at the start of next month.

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