Burnley defender quit Leeds in the summer for a shot in the Premier League.

Charlie Taylor may not have had much success since moving from Leeds to Burnley so far, but he believes he is in a better situation.

The left-back told the Lancashire Telegraph that the step up in quality between the two clubs has been noticeable since day one.

Taylor made his first Premier League appearance this week, coming on as a substitute for the reliable Stephen Ward.

Taylor said: “I really noticed it. The step up in quality hit me straight away. Not just the quality of it, but the fitness and the intensity.

“The intensity’s probably the biggest one, and you’ve got to adapt quickly.

“You’re training with better players and it’s better quality, so you’re improving every day. There’s a step up in the fitness and just all round really.”

Taylor’s comments do not necessarily reflect on the current Leeds regime, but could be deemed a shot at previous managers he worked under at the club, most recently Garry Monk.

The 24-year-old played for Burnley against Leeds earlier this season in the Carabao Cup, a game in which the Clarets lost as the Yorkshire side pulled off an upset.

Despite this surprise loss, Burnley have been in terrific form this season and sit in sixth place in the Premier League, which is part of why Taylor has found it so difficult to force his way in.

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