Jake loving life at ReadingAt his hometown club, Jake Taylor admits to a feeling of surreality after making the transition from watching from the stands to playing on the pitch - but the 22-year-old is loving every minute.
The Academy graduate has made a handful of substitute appearance this season, perhaps the most significant coming last weekend away at Millwall - a superb victory for the Royals on the road.
"It's been a good start for me, playing a few times and playing more than I have done recently," he told BBC Berkshire. "It's been nice to get some game time and obviously the boys have picked up now after a bit of a patchy period.
"Coming on after 30 minutes on Saturday was a big thing for me, and helping the boys win 3-0 away from home at Millwall. It was a great feeling for me and great to get three points. It's good that the manager believes in me, that he can trust me to come on and do well.
"We've been good since the turn of the year and we're really looking forward to the rest of the season."
Now technically in his 14th season with the Royals, Jake added that he'd love to help the club back to the Premier League and spoke of memories of watching Reading in the top flight as a boy in 2006/07.
"I've been here since I was eight and I love everything to do with the club. I used to go to the away games so to now play in the away games is a bit surreal but I'm loving every minute of it. I had a season ticket when Reading were in the Premiership the first time, and hopefully I can try and help us back to where we want to be.
"It's an honour to play for this club and obviously to get to the Premier League would be a great achievement for everyone."