Taylor looking to next season
Bristol City striker Ryan Taylor is desperate to prove his worth to Derek McInnes when the new Championship campaign kicks off in August.
Taylor, signed from Rotherham last summer, is the first to admit his maiden season at Ashton Gate has been a disappointment.
Either injured or overlooked while City battled against relegation, the 24-year-old finally made manager McInnes' squad for the last game of the season at Burnley. And he seized his opportunity with both hands with a superb 25-yard equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
"There were times when I wondered if I was going to get a chance," Taylor told the Bristol Evening Post. "I was the only player in the squad who had not been given a game since the new manager came in. There is no hiding from the fact it has been a disappointing season for me personally as I have only played eight times and it has been frustrating.
"It was great to finally get a run-out at Burnley. I had waited a long time for that opportunity and I was desperate to impress the manager. I only had about 15 minutes but, fortunately, things went my way and I was delighted to see the ball go in for the goal."
Taylor added: "I don't think the fans have seen enough of me to make a proper judgment. I hope that will change next season. Now that I have finished this season on a high I am really looking forward to getting back for pre-season training and showing people what I can do. I feel like I have to make up for lost time."