'Hopefully I can clear that up' - Charlie Taylor talks about Leeds exit for first time
By Harvey Byrne
Burnley full-back Charlie Taylor has suggested fans weren’t told the full story about his Leeds United exit earlier in the summer.
The 24-year-old Whites academy graduate departed Elland Road in July after a number of years at the club following the ending of his contract.
It was claimed by former boss Garry Monk that the left-back had refused to play in the Yorkshire giants’ season ending clash against Wigan, meaning that fans turned on their once hailed player.
However, with Taylor possibly facing Leeds on Tuesday evening in the EFL Cup he has told the Burnley programme, as shown by Mark Wilson on Twitter that he hopes to one day tell supporters his side of events as he spoke publicly about his exit in detail for the first time.
“I will go into more detail one day about that,” told Taylor, as shown in the programme.
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“I couldn’t really get my point across and it didn’t really end on great terms or how I wanted it to end.
“Hopefully I can clear that up one day. I’ll probably expect some stick tonight, if I play, but that’s football and it is what it is.
“But there’s a game to play, which is more important.
“Leeds was the team I came through at and grew up supporting so it would be nice to be involved in it.”
— Mark Wilson (@MarkWilsonRadio) September 19, 2017
York-born Taylor made his first team debut for Leeds aged just 17 in a League Cup clash against Bradford City in August 2011.
He went on to play in 104 clashes for the club, returning three goals and 13 assists in total for the Yorkshire side and was generally considered a success during his six-year period in the first team.
However, after the club’s seventh placed finish in the last campaign he made the decision to move up to the Premier League and Leeds have since replaced him with the likes of Gatano Berardi, Vurnon Anita and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in the left-back position.
In other Leeds United news, this Whites first teamer can’t wait to face both Taylor and Chris Wood.