Charlie Taylor looks ahead…

United defender Charlie Taylor has spoken of his delight after signing a new three year contract at the club.

Taylor, who is currently on loan on League Two Fleetwood Town, put pen to paper on Tuesday afternoon and admits he can’t wait for the 2014/15 campaign.

“I’m delighted to have signed my contract,” said Charlie. “Hopefully I’ll be here for the next three years, I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get started next season.

“The deal took awhile to get sorted but it is all sorted now and everything has worked out and I’m really pleased.

“This is such a huge club and it is a team I have supported all my life. This is my local team and there is nowhere else I’d want to be.”

Charlie has spent the season at Fleetwood Town, making 41 appearances, and the successful spell will come to an end on Monday when the League Two side take on Burton Albion in the Play-Off final at Wembley. 

“I’ve had a few ups and downs since I first made my debut for the first team but I feel that I’ve really kicked on this season,” added Taylor. “Playing week in, week out has helped me massively and I feel that I have improved as a player.

“Hopefully that will put me in good stead for next season.

"I think my loan at Fleetwood this season has been massive for me. Hopefully on Monday we will get promoted and that will make it a successful season.

“I feel that it has been a massive part of me getting this contract and the time has improved me as a player. I’ve enjoyed every bit of it.”

After Monday’s Play-Off showdown the 20-year-old will firmly set his sights on a successful pre-season with United and making his mark on the first team.

“Hopefully I can come back for pre-season and really kick on and take it from there,” explained the youngster. “Hopefully I’ll be able to challenge for that first team spot.

“I’ll need to perform consistently every week and play to my best. The Championship is a great league and you come up against great opposition each week and you’ve got to be at it every time."