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IRON SIGN TAYLOR

30 June 2014

United can confirm they have made their third signing of the summer.

Russ Wilcox has brought in striker Lyle Taylor from League One rivals Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old joins the Iron having signed a two-year contract at Glanford Park.

Taylor started his career with non-league Staines before he caught the interest of Millwall.

Despite not making a first team appearance for the Lions he has a couple of loans spells back in non-league where he impressed the gazing eyes.

The Greenwich born striker had his most prolific season during a one-year stay with Concord Rangers, during the 2009/10 campaign.

In 46 games for The Beach Boys he scored 34 goals.

That impressive season caught the eye of AFC Bournemouth, who opted to take the then 20-year-old on trial.

Following a successful trial period with the Cherries he signed a two-year deal and the following day he made his Football League debut in a 3-3 draw against Notts County.

After two seasons on the south-coast he moved north of the border to Falkirk – where he impressed fans and club management alike.

The 6ft 2in striker found the back of the net 29 times during his 12 month stay with the Bairns and that successful period meant he would soon be on the move again.

By the age of 23 Taylor had joined his tenth club of his career in League One Sheffield United after he saw a move to fellow South Yorkshire outfit Rotherham United fall through.

Having being recruited David Weir he made his Blades debut in the 2-1 season opening win over Notts County.

His only games for the Blades came in a 3-2 loss away at Coventry City – which was live on Sky Sports.

With the Blades 3-0 down Taylor rallied back to score a second half brace that almost earned his side a draw.

The arrival of new manager Nigel Clough saw Taylor’s appearances limited at Bramall Lane.

That resulted in him making the move back to Scotland on loan at Partick Thistle.

During a six-month loan spell with the Glasgow club he scored seven times in 20 appearances.

Taylor will join up with his new Iron teammates on Thursday July 3 when they all report for pre-season training.

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