GOALKEEPER coach Martin Taylor has left the club by mutual consent.
Taylor began his career as a youth at Mile Oak Rovers before he turned professional with Derby County in 1986.
He went on to make nearly 100 appearances for the Rams, although his 11-year spell at the Baseball Ground did see loan spells with Carlisle, Scunthorpe, Crewe and Wycombe.
In 1997 the former goalkeeper made his loan move to Wycombe permanent and went on to make over 230 appearances for the Chairboys. He was then loaned out to Barnsley where he made just three appearances.
After his spell at Barnsley, Taylor moved into non-league to play for Telford United in 2003 before he joined the Brewers in 2004. He became part of Nigel Clough’s coaching staff at Eton Park, making a several appearances for the club.
Taylor returned to the Brewers for his second spell in 2015, following Nigel Clough’s appointment as manager for his second spell at the club. Taylor was also part of Clough’s coaching staff at Derby County and Sheffield United.
Following his departure, Taylor is now looking to get back working in football but admits his involvement in running a chain of local gastropubs is helping to keep him busy. He said: “I’d like to thank everyone that helped me to have ten amazing years at Burton Albion.
“I’m hoping that I can get back working in football as soon as possible.
“I’ve always helped my other half and best friend on the side with their business venture, so supporting them both to run the business is helping to keep me busy.
“My best friend Konstantinos Eleftheriou owns a chain of gastropubs called The Bubble Inn (that has locations in Stenson, Ashbourne, Furniss End and Coton-In-The-Elms) and they’re all doing really well.”
Taylor also reflected on his time at the club and is proud of what was achieved during his time with the Brewers. He said: “It was a massive achievement for the to get into the Football League, let alone the Championship!
“We were minutes away from securing a third season in the second-tier of English football at Preston and it would have been a fantastic achievement for the club. It was not meant to be though, and I still look back at the two years that we did spend in the Championship as an amazing success.
“I’ve had some amazing memories at Burton Albion that will stay with me forever.”