Taylor happy to be mixing it with the big boys

Scott Taylor is embracing Hull FC’s battles with the powerhouses of Super League, and insists they will be in the mix throughout the year.

The Airlie Birds have dropped down the table after narrow back-to-back defeats to Castleford and Wigan Warriors in recent weeks.

However, Taylor believes that those setbacks will prove to be nothing more than a few bumps in the road as the team continues its push for a spot in the top four by the end of the year.

“It’s nothing we can’t fix,” Taylor told League Express.

“Cas were a top six team and went to Wembley a few years ago and Wigan have been in the last three Grand Finals. We’re really positive about everything and we’re not scared of anyone out there. We want to mix it up with the top teams week in, week out and I’d say we’re still looking at the top four for the end of the year. I’m very confident that we can do that.

“There’s a lot of positives to take and the lads are really confident. Obviously it’s only two wins from four but it could have been four from four.”

Taylor’s current battles in black and white are in stark contrast to his time at Salford last year. The Red Devils lost some games heavily, most notably a 70-6 defeat to Leeds Rhinos.

For the 25-year-old, their recent contests are making his stay at the KC Stadium more enjoyable than he expected.

“I’m a competitor. I won stuff at Wigan and I hate losing. There’s no worse person to meet after a game than me if we’ve lost. I want to win things and that’s why I came to Hull, and it only took one meeting with Adam Pearson to convince me.

“I don’t ever want to be in those Middle 8s again, I want to compete at the top in one of the best teams in the league, which is why I’ve come to Hull and I believe we’ll be doing that.”