Charlton Athletic defender Matt Taylor writes exclusively for the KM Group
It may have taken me a few months longer than I hoped but
earlier this month I started my first match in the
It’s been a frustrating season for me so far. I’ve been out of
the team and picked up an injury and there hasn’t been much other
football but I’ve now played my part in two league wins in two
Last seas.n, Leon Cort had to bide his time and wait for a
chance and the boot has been on the other foot for me so far in
But I got my chance when Corty suffered a hamstring injury on
New Year’s Day and it’s been great to be back involved again.
I’m not a great watcher of games. Every player wants to play, so
it’s been hard for me when I’ve not even been in the squad and it’s
hard to stay and want to watch.
You do talk about loan moves and what have you but now I’m back
in the fold for a couple of weeks, so let’s see what happens.
I certainly want to test myself in the second tier. I’ve had
three promotions in the past five seasons, so I’ve played my way up
through the divisions and playing in the Championship is different
compared to playing non-league in front of a handful of people.
It makes you appreciate the standard of football you are playing
at and how hard you have to work to play at this standard.
My objective is try to achieve as much as I can out of the game.
Championship football is a seriously high level. Of course it’s
going to be tough but you shouldn’t want it any other way and you
have to relish the challenge.
Saturday’s match against Sheffield Wednesday will be another
test for us to rise to as we try to maintain our recent winning
First and foremost, it will be a challenge to get the game on
after all of the snow that has fallen and the recent freezing
The ground staff have worked tirelessly at our Sparrows Lane
training ground to clear away a section of green among the white
for us to train on and I know similar efforts are taking place at
The Valley, with supporters also lending their assistance.
We’re preparing as we would for any other match and are
desperate to get out there and try to add another victory and
continue climbing the table.