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A FRESH START FOR LYLE

30 June 2014

New Iron striker Lyle Taylor is looking forward to a fresh start in the claret and blue of Scunthorpe.

He signed permanently on Monday, penning a two-year deal and joining for an undisclosed fee from Sheffield United.



The frontman is looking forward to getting underway at Glanford Park, and believes the foundations are in place for success.

"It's a fresh start for me and I'm looking forward to starting training with everyone," he told The Iron Player.

"It didn't quite happen for me at Sheffield United but that's football, unfortunately.

"Now, all my efforts will be here.

"It has been explained to me how the team wants to play and what the club is about, so I have every hope and optimism that I can do well here.

"There are some very good strikers here and it is massive to have good players around you.

"They are forwards who have scored a lot of goals and it is important for the team."

There was interest from a number of other clubs in the frontman, who looked set for a switch to Scotland, before Russ Wilcox, who coached Taylor at Bournemouth, made his move.

"I got a call, and there were other clubs interested, but within two days I'd signed here," he added.

"It's been done quickly, it's all sorted and I'm looking forward to getting going here now.

"It seemed I was going to end up in Scotland before I got the call but now I've signed and I'm really happy to be here."

Everyone at Glanford Park is excited at the prospect of thriving in League One and one game that you think would stand out for Taylor is his return to Bramall Lane on December 28.

However, the 24-year-old stresses that no game is more important than any other.

"It will be interesting going back to Bramall Lane. It's not just about one game though. There are a lot coming up and we need to focus on one at a time," he continued.

"I know a little bit about the league, but it's more about what we can do as a team.

"It's not about me, it's about bringing the best out of everyone here.

"I'm looking forward to meeting all the boys and having a good pre-season.

"I want to see the club progress and do well, whether that be a push for promotion or whatever, I will be putting every effort in to making sure we're successful here.

"My fitness is good. I've been doing a lot of spinning, which has been tough, but I've done that with a mate and he's helped me get ready.

"I'm looking forward to meeting the lads on Thursday."

See much more from Lyle Taylor and Russ Wilcox on The Iron Player.

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