The 25-year-old shocked the Cumbrians by asking to go on the transfer list in June, but has now revealed it is so that he can be closer to his sick grandmother in the midlands.
But if no-one comes in for him, Taylor is prepared to buckle down at Brunton Park and repay the Cumbrians for their understanding of his situation.
"It was something that I felt in my heart that I just had to," he told the News and Star. "Everything came to a head and I was in a position where I needed to act.
"Footballers are only human when it comes down to it and I think it's easy for people to forget that we do have lives away from the game.
"Football is my love, and I always give 100%. I can also guarantee that it will continue to show whenever I pull on the shirt. I do get homesick but it will never affect my game."