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Greg
Taylor

#5 Centre Back
On loan to King's Lynn Town

The experienced defender joined Woking in the summer of 2023 after ending a ten year spell with Cambridge United. The two-time England C international brings with him a wealth of experience with close to 500 career games, more than half of which have come in the Football League.

He began his career at Northampton Town in 2008 where his senior debut, and only club appearance, came as a late substitute in a 2-1 League Cup win over then Premier League side Bolton Wanderers. From Northampton he moved to National League side Kettering Town, with whom he spent 18 months, making 64 appearances, with the Poppies finishing sixth during his only full campaign with them. He followed manager Mark Cooper from Kettering to Darlington in January 2011, but financial troubles which eventually saw the club wound up meant he departed less than a year later, joining Luton Town.

The standout moment from his time with the Hatters was a run to the fifth round of the FA Cup, during which he started the wins against both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Premier League side Norwich City, as well as the eventual loss to Millwall. However, he ended the 2012/13 season on loan at Mansfield Town, playing eight games and helping the Stags finish the season as National League champions. After being released by Luton at the conclusion of that campaign he joined Cambridge which he would truly make his home.

His first season with the U's saw him play 52 times, including all 49 league and play-off fixtures, as Cambridge ended the regular season in second place behind his former club Luton, before winning the end of season shoot-out. They beat Halifax in the semi-final before defeating Gateshead at Wembley with Taylor playing the full 90 minutes. It was double Wembley delight for him that season as Cambridge also won the FA Trophy with a 4-0 victory over Gosport Borough in the final and he again featured for the entire match.

He continued to be a regular in the team following their promotion to League Two, eventually adapting from being a left-back to a central defender. In his eighth year with the club he captained them to promotion to League One, this time playing all but two league games as they finished second, two points behind champions Cheltenham. In August 2021, just three games into the League One season, he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. He returned to feature 15 times in all competitions last season, but found opportunities hard to come by, particularly as the club fought successfully against relegation from the third tier.

Cambridge rewarded his long service with a testimonial match which took place in December 2022 against West Ham United. He ended his U's career having made 373 appearances - the tenth most in the club's history.

Debut: 05/08/2023 Previous Clubs:
Northampton Town
Kettering Town
Darlington
Luton Town (Loan)
Luton Town
Tamworth (Loan)
Mansfield Town (Loan)
Cambridge United

2023/24 Statistics

Games StartedPl Sub Appearances(s) Goals ScoredGls Penalties Scored(p) Yellow CardsYC Red CardsRC
League 15 5 0 0 3 0
Cup 1 2 0 0 1 0
Total 16 7 0 0 4 0

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