Taylor Moore stresses desire to remain at Hearts as Bristol City left with key decision

Bristol City’s Taylor Moore says he is open to the idea of remaining at Heart of Midlothian on a permanent basis.
Taylor Moore’s long-term future may be away from Ashton Gate. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)Taylor Moore’s long-term future may be away from Ashton Gate. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
Taylor Moore’s long-term future may be away from Ashton Gate. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal with the Edinburgh outfit from City and is expected to see out the 2021/22 campaign there, despite a recall option.

Moore has been with the Robins since 2016 and made a breakthrough over the past two seasons under Lee Johnson and then Dean Holden.

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The arrival of head coach Nigel Pearson in February however saw him shipped out on loan to the Scottish Premiership side in the summer.

“I’ve got 18 months left on my contract with Bristol City but my honest answer would be that I’m very open minded,” he said to Football Scotland.

“The ultimate decision will come down to Bristol City and how they want to deal with things but I’m at an age where I’m 24 now and will be 25 come the summer.

“I’ve been at that club for a little while now and I think they’ll make a decision depending on what makes all parties happy.”

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He has made nine appearances in the league this season, playing on a rotational basis with John Souttar and Craig Halkett.

Hearts is the fifth loan spell of Moore’s career having played for Bury, Cheltenham Town, Southend United and Blackpool.

His current team though is a place where he feels settled and should the opportunity arise to join them on a permanent basis, a move could materialise.

The ultimate decision though will be in the hands of City who are still undecided on his future.

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They currently have Nathan Baker, Rob Atkinson, Tomas Kalas, and Zak Vyner as options in his position.

“I definitely feel settled here in Edinburgh. I’ve been so, so impressed with everything at the club; the fans, the stadium, the football that the manager wants to play, the facilities at Oriam. I’ve just been really impressed with everything from day one.

“My girlfriend, who’s been coming up regularly, loves it as well. Sometimes it just feels right and it definitely does with Hearts.

“We’ll see. For the moment my loan is until January with a view to extending until the end of the season.

“From Bristol’s point of view, whenever I’ve had a conversation with them, they’re just waiting, waiting and waiting to make a decision, but I’m sure they’ll make the right one when the time comes.”

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