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Former Bradford manager Peter Taylor appreciated his reception from home fans as he returns with Gillingham

17 March 2014
by Craig Tucker

Manager Peter Taylor signs autographs for the Bradford fans Picture Barry Goodwin

Manager Peter Taylor signs autographs for the Bradford fans Picture: Barry Goodwin

Bradford fans gave Peter Taylor a warm welcome on his return to Valley Parade.

Taylor thought he may be in for a tough time after a challenging year in charge of the Bantams saw him leave by mutual consent in 2011.

But he was applauded by supporters in the main stand as he made his way to the dugout and even signed autographs before taking his seat.

With his side a goal down midway through the first half, the Gills manager then responded to a big chant of ‘Taylor, give us a wave’ from City fans in the packed two-tier stand behind the goal.

He said: “I thought if you don’t do that, they’re going to go on all the time, so you might as well just get it out the way!”

Taylor appreciated the reception from City fans who, three years on, understand the problems he had with injuries.

He added: “It was nice, very nice. I’ve got to say, you’re never sure. I had a year here and I think it was an unlucky year. I’ve still got a lot of time for the football club.”

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