In this series we look back at players who only made a solitary appearance for the Valiants. This week we look at goalkeeper Peter Taylor.
Peter Taylor in numbers…
Goalkeeper Peter Taylor had a League career that spanned 237 appearances but just one of them was for Port Vale.
Taylor was signed from Middlesbrough in June 1961 for a £750 fee by manager Norman Low. However, the 33 year-old veteran keeper was barely needed by the Valiants. First choice keeper Ken Hancock missed just two games in the 1961-62. Taylor played one of them and youth team keeper John Cooke the other.
Taylor’s single appearance for the Valiants was the away defeat to Bradford Park Avenue in February 1962. At the end of the season, he departed on a free transfer and joined non-league Burton Albion.
After his playing days were over, Taylor found fame as a coach and manager. Working alongside Brian Clough, Taylor won the Football League title with both Derby County and Nottingham Forest and won the European Cup twice. He sadly passed away in 1990.