The Leeds boss hailed the 21-year-old's display up against Sean Scannell.
How quickly things change in football. It is an overused cliché but, in the case of Leeds United, it is as apt as ever this season.
One minute, Leeds appear on fire, beating the Championship leaders and rarely putting a foot wrong at Elland Road. The next, they struggle against sides at the foot of the table and can’t buy a win neither home nor away.
Now, though, Neil Redfearn’s men are well and truly going through one of their good runs. Unbeaten in four, Leeds have won their last two and beaten some good teams during their purple patch.
Yesterday afternoon, Huddersfield Town were Leeds’ victims during a local derby, as Billy Sharp scored a late winner to secure a 2-1 victory.
And boss Redfearn was quick to heap the praise on his match-winning stars. One, in particular, he thought was outstanding:
Indeed, Taylor, 21, is under considerable pressure for one so young, having been forced to fill the shoes of Stephen Warnock.
Warnock, a veteran full-back at 33, was a stellar performer for Leeds this season but left Redfearn’s side for Derby County earlier this month.
Opinion seemed to suggest Taylor was a good enough deputy and, so far, the young defender is proving his supporters right.