Taylor threatens to quit
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Northern Ireland international Taylor has impressed in the absence of the injured van der Sar since the Dutchman broke his foot in December.
The former Ajax shot-stopper is unlikely to be back in action for another month and Taylor believes he has done well enough to keep his place in the side even when van der Sar is fit enough to return.
"Ed's out for another four weeks and I would be bitterly disappointed, to say the least, if he came straight back into the team," said Taylor.
"The writing would be on the wall. So if he walks back in, that says to me my future lies elsewhere and I would need to try and find a different club.
"I waited a very long time for this and have had an extended run of 15-odd games.
"I feel I've done well and, talking about competition for places, I should hold the place if I have done well enough."
Taylor will be replaced by third-choice keeper Martin Herrera for this weekend's game against Southampton as he serves a suspension for his sending off against Tottenham last month.
Fulham failed have the red card rescinded during an appeal to the Football Association disciplinary commission and Taylor was furious with the decision.
"The system clearly isn't working if their views are ignored," added Taylor. "Everyone in the country was expecting that red card to be scrubbed off and it seems the FA committee were the only ones against me.
"I feel really, really let down and so does the club.
"It makes you wonder if there is any point even trying to stop a player. Maybe you should just let him go round you and score."