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Brian Taylor

We are sad to report that former Walsall winger Brian Taylor, who served the club in the 1950's, has passed away at the age of 78.
We are sad to report that former Walsall winger Brian Taylor, who served the club in the 1950's, has passed away whilst on holiday at the age of 78.

Brian Joseph Taylor was born in Walsall in 1937, and joined the Saddlers as an apprentice in 1952, he went on to make his first-team debut in 1954.

He scored seventeen goals in seventy-eight games for the Saddlers before going on to join Birmingham City in 1958 for a fee reported to be in the region of £10,000. He went on to make over fifty appearances for the Blues, playing in the top flight, as well as in Europe before he was struck down with a broken leg, Brian departed St Andrews in 1961.

He went on to play for the likes of Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale and Barnsley, where he helped the club to win promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1967/68, before entering non-league football, where he would play for Kidderminster Harriers, Bromsgrove Rovers, Welshpool Town, Oswestry Town and Darlaston.

In a career spanning over sixteen years Brian made 316 league appearances in the Football League alone.

Our sincere condolences go to the Taylor family at this sad time.
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