SAM Taylor is set to bring the curtain down on his Hullbridge Sports career by going head-to-head with his uncle for the first time.

Taylor, who has been on Sports’ books for eight years, took to social media to announce he will leave the Ryan’s Heating Stadium after tonight’s Essex Senior Cup third round tie against National League outfit Dagenham & Redbridge.

It will be a family affair as Taylor is the nephew of Daggers boss Peter Taylor and the Hullbridge star is eager to claim victory.

“It’s going to be a special night,” said the 29-year-old.

“My family are coming to the game and I have never played against my uncle before, so it will be nice to test myself against one of his sides.

“I have been with Hullbridge for eight years and I thought this was a nice way to end my time at the club.

“It will be a bit strange leaving the club and seeing my uncle in the away dugout, but it’s the right time to go.

“A win would be great and it would be a great way to round off a special night.

“I’m just going to enjoy the occasion and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Taylor played his part as Sports got their hands on the Essex Senior League title last term.

As a result, Hullbridge are plying their trade in the Isthmian North for the first time in the club’s history.

And Taylor, who has made seven appearances in all competitions this season, admits Sports’ current position is a far-cry from where they were when he joined.

“Winning the title is among my highlights at the club,” added Taylor.

“I have also been involved in some massive FA Vase games and a win against Great Wakering Rovers in the competition a few years ago sticks out.

“The club is completely different now compared to what it was like when I first joined.

“We were fighting off relegation and it was always a real struggle, so winning the title last season was special.

“The way we did it was great and I will leave Hullbridge having made lots of good memories.”

Taylor has been contacted by potential new clubs since confirming he will leave Hullbridge.

But he has yet to decide his next move.

Taylor admitted: “I haven’t decided where I will be going next.

“I’m not going to rush into a decision and I haven’t ever been in this position before.

“I have only been concentrating on tonight’s game.”