Former Bangor striker Taylor-Fletcher believes Llandudno are ‘massively underachieving’

New Llandudno forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher has told JD Welsh Premier League’s Jamie Thomas that he has been itching to get back into football, and hopes to help out a Llandudno squad he believes is ‘massively underachieving’.

After a career in the Football League that saw him turn out for clubs like Leicester City and Blackpool, the Englishman joined up with Bangor City and made an impact, scoring nine goals in just over one season with the former JD Welsh Premier League champions.

The former Bangor City striker and assistant manager left the club along with manager Kevin Nicholson at the end of last season, after the club failed to secure a domestic license. However, he has insisted that he has been desperate to get back playing.

“The last few weeks I’ve been itching a little bit to get the boots back on and I do a little bit of coaching with an Under-18s team and I’ve joined in with them a few times, and I’ve thought you know what I’ll give it one last crack,” he told the league.

“Then out of the blue, Iwan gave me a bit of a message, would I come down and help. I had a little chat with the family and said you know what I’m not getting any younger so pull the boots back on for one last time.”

Llandudno have struggled to begin the season, after a summer of optimism which saw manager Williams attempt to rejuvenate the squad with a whole host of new young players at the club.

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But, it has not quite gone to plan for the North Wales outfit yet, having won just twice before signing the striker.

Taylor-Fletcher will be hoping to add goals to the squad, since the young Tudno squad managed just eight league goals in 13 outings before his arrival. But, the former Premier League striker believes that the club can be doing a lot better.

“Looking at the squad, they’re underachieving massively. When I spoke to Iwan, he just wanted a little bit of experience, someone to come in and try and help them out and pass on my knowledge to some of the younger lads, but also hopefully give them a little bit of a confidence boost.

“It may take me a game or two to get my legs properly going but it’s something I feel I can do.”

On his debut, the striker managed to net twice against Bala Town in a 4-2 home defeat, but maybe a sign of what’s to come.


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