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GTF ready to help with push

18 October 2016

Gary Taylor-Fletcher admits he just wants to enjoy his football – and feels he can do that at Accrington Stanley.

The 35-year-old striker had signed for the Reds until January and is concentrating on scoring goals and keeping seventh placed Stanley in the promotion push.

“They are a great bunch of lads here,” said former Huddersfield, Blackpool and Leicester frontman.

“The gaffer and Jimmy (Bell) have got all the lads together. It's a great little club and it's great to be here after the last few years where I have not been playing regularly.

“I just want to relax and be myself and try and help the other players with my experience.

“The last few clubs I have been at, I have done a bit of coaching as well as playing but here I am just concentrating on playing.

“From what I have seen here, we should be a lot higher than seventh in the league. It's a good strong squad which should be able to compete at this level and compete at the level above.

“In League Two, teams are strong and organised and quite direct, the way we play we shouldn't see any problems in this division.”

Taylor-Fletcher has played in all divisions – from the Premiership to the Conference – but he admits Saturday's trip to Crawley will be a new experience for him.

“There are five clubs I need to tick off – and Crawley is one of them.

“I started my career in the Conference and worked my way up so I am used to playing in the lower division grounds.

“My family came to Accrington on Saturday and they loved it as they said it was like I first started out on my journey.”


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