Taylor Gardner-Hickman: ‘It’s something you dream of’

An image of Taylor Gardner-Hickman talking to WBA TV after his goal against Reading

Taylor Gardner-Hickman said it was a dream come true to score his first Albion goal.

The Academy graduate netted a superb long-range effort to help the Baggies win 2-0 at Reading on Saturday afternoon.

And ‘TGH’ couldn’t keep the smile off his face as he talked through his maiden strike, assisting Matty Phillips’ opener and an important victory in Berkshire.

“It’s hard to put it into words how I’m feeling,” beamed Taylor.

“I’ve been here since I was seven. It’s something you dream of.

“Everyone was saying I was due one. I took the shot and as soon as it left my foot I just knew. What a feeling!

An image of Taylor Gardner-Hickman celebrating with Jed Wallace and the Albion fans after his goal at Reading

“Richard Beale showed faith in me today and I had to repay him. It was nice to do that.

“We needed that win to get the confidence, and the fans were brilliant getting behind us.

“Our performance had a bit of everything. We sat back, we defended, we pressed well, we started really well.

“Everything just came together today and hopefully that will give us a bit of confidence to go on a little run now.

“Going forward we need to do exactly the same as today. We didn’t focus too much on Reading, it was all about us in midweek.

“We’ll keep confident, stay together as a group through the tough times, and hopefully the fans can stay with us and we’ll go on a run.”

Watch the full interview above on WBA TV.