Free agent Gary Taylor-Fletcher ready for new challenge

Leicester City

Former Blackpool and Leicester City forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher has told HITC Sport that he wants to fix himself up with a new club.

Free agent Gary Taylor-Fletcher is determined to seize the opportunity of continuing his career at a new club, as he feels that he still has a lot to offer.

Former Blackpool star Taylor-Fletcher is currently without a club after seeing out his contract at Leicester City earlier this summer.

The versatile forward is one of a select band who has scored in each of the top five divisions in England, after working his way up non-league football to the Premier League in his distinguished career.

Taylor-Fletcher endured a difficult last season at Leicester, after helping the club to secure promotion to the Premier League in the 2013/14 campaign.

The Liverpool-born player had two spells out on loan, at Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall, after finding himself down the pecking order in Nigel Pearson's plans at the King Power Stadium.

However, Leicester’s reluctance to sanction a loan move earlier last season meant Taylor-Fletcher missed the opportunity to play more games than he did.

The 34-year-old, who has scored over 100 league goals in his career to date, admits it has been frustrating to miss the start of the current season and is keen to make up for lost time and do what he enjoys doing most - playing football.

"It has been frustrating not to be playing when the season has started and I am determined to fix myself up with a club as soon as possible," Taylor-Fletcher told HITC Sport.

"I didn't really get the chance to play in my final season at Leicester, so that was frustrating for me.

“I went out on loan twice, but Leicester, for some reason, stopped me from going out on loan earlier and that prevented me from playing as many games as I would have liked.

"I want to play football and I believe I still have a lot to offer.

"I just want that opportunity to show what I can do, and when the opportunity comes I am confident in my ability that I can prove myself to anyone."

Taylor-Fletcher, who scored six Premier League goals in Blackpool's memorable campaign in the top flight in 2010/11, has been the subject of interest from a host of clubs, including those from the Championship and League One, and the experienced forward is happy to consider all options that come his way.

"Football is my life. It's my job and it’s all I want to do," added Taylor-Fletcher. "It's a massive decision what club I decide to go to.

"I have to sign for the right club, one that has the ambition to go where I want to get to.

"I know I can't rush it, but I am eager to get back playing regular football and show to anyone who has doubted me that I can still a job for some club."

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