West Ham United fans have lauded Matthew Taylor after the former Hammer announced that he will retire at the end of the season via his official Twitter account.
Taylor spent three years at Upton Park between 2011 and 2014, helping the side win promotion back to the Premier League in the 2011-12 season.
A versatile player who can play in midfield, on the left wing and at left-back, Taylor is currently playing for Swindon Town, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
He announced on Tuesday that, upon the expiration of that deal, he would hang up his boots, after a career that has spanned seven clubs and 20 years.
Taylor began his career at Luton Town before making a move to Portsmouth, where he spent six years. Following that, moves to Bolton, the Hammers, Burnley, Northampton Town and Swindon followed.
And Irons fans have wished Taylor the best of luck in his retirement, with many holding fond memories of his time in east London.
Take a look at the best of the reaction on Twitter below!
Wand of a left peg.
— mick (@mickedwards__) March 19, 2019
Good luck and thank you!
— Fabian WHUFC ?? (@WHUFC_USA_2008) March 19, 2019
Great player. Great attitude. Great left foot. Happy retirement Matty! #COYI ⚒
— Jamie Thomas ⚒ (@jamieathomasuk) March 19, 2019
Absolute wand of a left foot.
— Richard Vaughan (@richiejv) March 19, 2019
A great player on the pitch . I remember some great goals from him . A gentleman off the pitch .⚒️
— ToneHammer (@tone_hammer) March 19, 2019
What a left peg he had
— Antonio Fanelli (@ALFanelli1994) March 19, 2019
You were highly underrated at West Ham mate I thought you were a class left sided player and pivotal in our promotion in 2012. All the best for the future ⚒⚒⚒
— L U K E (@LukeyMalden) March 19, 2019
All the best lad ⚒
— West Ham in the Blood (@WestHamBlood) March 19, 2019