Leeds United star Charlie Taylor speaks of his excitement at facing former boss Simon Grayson

Preston North End

The Preston boss handed Taylor his debut for the club.

Leeds United take on Preston North End this weekend in the final game of their Championship season with a place in the top-half of the table the target from their visit to Deepdale.

The game will also see Leeds come up against some familiar faces.

Preston boss Simon Grayson previously worked at Leeds and Jermaine Beckford and Paul Huntington are also former Leeds employees.

One player who is looking forward to facing the trio is Leeds United player of the year Charlie Taylor.

The left-back is especially excited to go head-to-head with manager Grayson, as he was the Leeds boss who handed Taylor his first-team debut against Bradford City in the League Cup back in August 2011.

Speaking to LUTV today he explained how he was excited to face some old faces and how important a win might be for Leeds:

“Obviously (Preston have) a lot of familiar faces.

“Grayson gave me my debut here and there’s Beckford there and Huntington going back a few years.

“Last game for two or three months so would love to send the fans home with a win.

“It sticks in the mind a little bit doesn’t it that last game for three months. If we can get the win it’ll be a really good finish and secure us a top-half finish.

“To finish on a high would be great.”

Taylor has been on an upward trajectory ever since Grayson gave him his first appearance for Leeds and is now one of, if not their best player at the club currently.

Hopefully this will not be his last game for the club as he is continuously rumoured to be on the shortlist for Premier League clubs.

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