Cardiff new boy relishing reunion with former boss

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Andrew Taylor believes that Cardiff can finally get over the finishing line and take their place in the Barclays Premier League after the defender signed for the club from Middlesbrough this summer.

The Bluebirds have flirted with promotion in recent seasons and missed out on a crack at the Wembley showpiece when they were beating by Reading in the play-off semi finals.

Dave Jones, having taken the club close to the Promised Land, paid the price for their latest failure and has since been replaced by Malky Mackay.

The former Watford boss took Boro defender Taylor on loan at Vicarage Road last season, and has now signed him on a free transfer at Cardiff. Both share the same ambition.

"I want to be playing back in the Premier League and this club is a club waiting to be in the Premier League," Taylor told the Cardiff official website.

"It's got the right facilities and the right fan base and hopefully we can to do it this season.”

Taylor,, however, said that promotion into the top flight wasn’t his only motivation for joining Cardiff this summer – the Englishman was also ready to move on from the club he had been part of for 15 years.

“I just felt it was time for a change. I had been at Middlesbrough since I was nine years old,” Taylor said.

"I really enjoyed my time at Watford. As soon as I heard he [Malky Mackay] was interested again it was something that immediately appealed."

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