Taylor to Maik decision

Wednesday 14 November 2001

Maik Taylor has admitted he is considering his future at Fulham due to his lack of regular first-team football.

Taylor has been restricted to just two starts this season after being ousted from his position by £7million summer signing Edwin van der Sar.

The 30-year-old penned a new four-year contract after the Dutchman's arrival but has now accepted he has little chance of first-team football.

He said: "The manager gave me his word that at the end of the season if nothing has changed we will sit down and talk again.

"The fact that I've signed a new deal is good for the family, but the bottom line is I'm not playing and he accepts that. He has asked me to give him a good year and then we will sit down and talk again at the end of the season.

"There's no question he's a world-class goalkeeper and we're not talking about any old goalkeeper here. I've got to be realistic and I'm not going to play unless he gets injured really because he's that good.

"That might mean looking for another challenge somewhere else, but we will see when the time comes."

The Norther Ireland international has been at Craven Cottage for four years since moving from Southampton for £700,000 in 1997.