Richards roaring with Rovers

Young Albion midfielder loving his time on loan at Doncaster.

By Alex Stedman • 17 February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion midfielder Taylor Richards.

Taylor Richards only has positive things to say about his time out on loan at League One promotion chasers Doncaster Rovers.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Rovers on a season-long loan last August and has made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring six goals.

He said, “It’s been great to get out and play regularly in a senior environment.

“It’s given me a boost and to be able to play in competitions like the FA Cup has been enjoyable for me too.

“I live with a teammate in a house in Doncaster and it’s nice to be able to form those relationships and meet new people.”

Richards also highlighted the impact Rovers manager Darren Moore has had on his development.

“I just wanted to get out on loan and play, when I was told Doncaster were interested and Darren Moore wanted to take me there that was good.

“He’s been really positive with me. He’s one of the main reasons I joined the club, he’s helped me to settle in and put faith in me too.

“That’s important for a young player going into a new environment. I like to express myself on the pitch, try and create things and run at people and he wants me to have that freedom.”

Rovers sit fifth after 25 matches, five points off leaders Lincoln City with two games in hand.

Richards says their aim is to finish in the top two, but he knows it won’t be easy in a tough division.

“I’ve improved in a lot of areas but there are also bits of my game that I still need to work on.

“I’m really enjoying it, when you’re playing all the time and doing well, you’re always happy, so long may that continue.

“I think we can achieve automatic promotion but there’s still a lot of work to do.

“I feel like we’re good enough, it’s a tough league but that’s our goal. We have midweek and Saturday matches for pretty much the rest of the season, but I like that because I just want to be out on the pitch.”