Ash Taylor is a young player who emerged at Tranmere Rovers in 2009-10, having developed through the club?s youth set-up, and he has now notched up nearly 70 appearances. Unfortunately, his progress was disrupted by a serious injury during the 2010-11 pre-season, and it was only during the last few matches of the campaign that he recovered his place alongside Ian Goodison at the heart of Rovers defence, a move that coincided with the team?s best run of results. Although nominally considered a central defender, Ash has also been deployed in central midfield where his height and strength in the holding role has allowed others the freedom to play. He has represented Wales at U17 and U19 levels.
The most valuable player in the world under the age of 21 is an Englishman.