Captain’s pride for Greg Taylor in Cambridge United’s promotion
Greg Taylor was brimming with pride after leading Cambridge United to Sky Bet League One.
The captain was playing his 352nd match for the U's, and has been an ever-present in the league this campaign as the club have secured second place in the division.
After saluting the fans outside the Abbey on Saturday, a hoarse Taylor said: “I’m incredibly proud. I’m proud to wear the armband.
“I’ve played every game so to wear the armband in 46 games in a year and to top it off being in the top three, I just can’t put it into words.
“It felt right at the start of the season, and you can’t ever predict you will be in the top three, but you can have a good go and that’s what we’ve done.
“I said to the boys, remember these moments because they don’t come along very often so you’ve got to cherish them and really take them with you.”
Taylor was also fulsome in praise of U’s head coach Mark Bonner.
“I can’t praise him highly enough,” he said.
“Honestly, he has been incredible, his man-management, tactical knowledge, getting what he needs out of the boys on a day-to-day basis, putting his arm around people.
“Honestly, it’s been a joy to play for him this season and he’s got a bright future.”
United have offered some bright moments during a long winter of lockdowns caused by the pandemic, and it was not lost on Taylor.
“There were a lot of negatives this year and I would like to think on a Saturday and Tuesday we’ve been a little bit of a bright spark just to give people around here something to hold on to a little bit, and look forward to something in the week,” he said.
“It’s just the icing on the cake and they deserve that.”