Rotherham striker Ryan Taylor cannot believe how his fortunes have reversed over recent weeks and admits his loan spell at Exeter made him realise he had to grow up.

The 22-year-old mostly played a substitute role with the Millers before going out to St James Park for the last six weeks of the regular campaign. But he has found himself promoted straight into Ronnie Moore`s starting XI upon his return and played his part in both play-off semi-final legs against Aldershot.

Taylor is now looking to start the final against Dagenham and cap a remarkable turnaround, and he told Millers Player: "I was at Exeter two weeks ago and I was coming back here thinking I might not even feature. I`ve been thrown straight into the team, which I`m happy about and now we`re at Wembley. It`s going to be a great occasion for the team, for everybody, my family - I can`t wait."

He added: "I just think I needed to get away, I had two months there. It just changed my outlook on things really, moving away from home and everything. I think it just made me grow up a bit.

"I enjoyed my time there but I`ve come back here now and we`re obviously at Wembley, I can`t wait for that occasion."

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