Aston Villa scout: How Graham Taylor saved me from Winson Green prison stretch



Tony Coton has revealed how Aston Villa legend Graham Taylor saved him from a possible five-year stretch at Winson Green prison in his younger days.
Coton, who now works as Villa’s head of domestic scouting, signed for Taylor’s Watford side in 1984 after a lengthy stint as Birmingham City’s goalkeeper.
Coton, 56, was facing prison at the time following a series of scuffles in his hometown of Tamworth - but Taylor stepped up and directed him towards the path of redemption.
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4 September 2017 in Regional West, Views: 39
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