Tayls delighted with starting role
12th May 2013
Neil Taylor admitted it was a great moment running out for his first start since September as the Swans went down 2-1 at champions Manchester United.
The Wales international had earlier marked his comeback from the broken ankle that had expected to rule him out for the season with a ten-minute appearance off the bench at Chelsea recently.
But Taylor was part of Michael Laudrup's starting XI at Old Trafford as a late Rio Ferdinand goal proved the difference at Old Trafford.
And any worry that the left-back may have been affected by the injury sustained against Sunderland eight months ago were quashed as he was involved in a crunching challenge with Danny Welbeck in the first half.
Taylor, who was replaced by Ben Davies for the last 23 minutes, said: "It went great for me out there. I felt really good during and after the game.
"I've got a bruise from the challenge with Welbeck, but it's nothing serious.
"I'm glad to have got the opportunity to play from the start - it caps off all the hard work that has gone into my comeback.
"To have played for 67 minutes is a real bonus. I knew I wouldn't play all the game, but to have featured for that long is very pleasing.
"Obviously the result was disappointing. We are frustrated not to have taken anything from the game.
"We had some good chances after Michu's equaliser, but they've managed to score late on and pinch the win.
"But we have a lot of positives to take from that performance, and hopefully we can take that in to the game with Fulham next week."