Date: 18th June 2015 at 6:49pm
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We are sad to report that former Saddler, Brian Taylor has passed away aged 78.

Brian Joseph Taylor was born 24th March in 1937 and had a career spanning over sixteen years where he made 316 league appearances in the Football League.

He turned professional as a winger with Walsall in September 1954, before joining Birmingham City for a few of £10,000 in June 1958.

He played in the top flight, as well as in Europe, for Birmingham before he was suffered a broken leg in 1960.

He moved down a division to join Rotherham United in October 1961, before moving to Shrewsbury Town two years later.

Four years later he joined Port Vale for £3,000. He transferred to Barnsley in May 1967, and helped the club to win promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1967-68.

He later played non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers, Bromsgrove Rovers, Welshpool Town, Oswestry Town and Darlaston.

He made seventy seven appearances for the Saddlers scoring seventeen goals.

Everyone at Vital Walsall sends our deepest condolences to Brian’s family at this difficult time