ST ASAPH-BORN Wales international Neil Taylor sat down with comedian-turned-podcast host Elis James last week to talk about his role at the memorable Euro 2016 tournament.

The left-back, who was playing club football for Swansea City at the time but is now at Aston Villa, featured in episode 127 of ‘Elis James’ Feast of Football’ podcast on June 16.

Taylor began his career with a brief stint at Manchester City’s academy before moving to Wrexham FC when he was 16 and progressing through the club’s youth system.

He impressed during his time with at The Racecourse, making 75 league appearances, before making the switch to the Liberty Stadium with Swansea City, where he went onto really establish himself as a player at the highest level.

It was just after he signed for the Swans, he made his Wales debut - in a 2-0 loss to Croatia on May 23, 2010.

Although he was also eligible to play for India through his mother, Taylor opted for Wales and by now, at the age of 31, he has earned 43 caps for his country, scoring once.

And that one goal was one that will undoubtedly stick with him, as well as many a Welsh fan, for a lifetime. That is because it came in a stunning 3-0 victory over Russia at the Euro 2016 tournament which saw Wales make the semi-finals before crashing out to eventual champions Portugal.

It was his first goal since his final game for Wrexham, which resulted in a 2-0 win away at Grays Atheltic on April 10, 2010.

Re-calling scoring that goal on James’ podcast, Taylor joked about not knowing how to celebrate, adding: “There's no instinct, cause I've never scored. I think Rambo (Aaron Ramsey), just did it (knee slide) before, so I just copied him.

“The gaffer pulled it up the next day in a meeting, he didn't show the goal, just showed everyone my face straight after it. He put it up on the screen for the boys, everyone was howling but it was a nice moment for me."

Taylor spent his childhood living in Ruthin, attending Ysgol Brynhyfryd, and is currently president of the town’s football club.

During the talk with Elis James, he also spoke the defeat to England, as well as bouncing back from injury ahead of a return to action for Aston Villa.

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