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30 June 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox believes Lyle Taylor will prove a quality addition to his squad.

The 24-year-old completed a move to Glanford Park for an undisclosed fee from Sheffield United on Monday.

The United boss knows all about the striker, having coached him at Bournemouth three years ago.

"He is quick, powerful, 6ft 2in, works hard for the team and scores goals," Wilcox explained to The Iron Player.

"He is a great addition to the squad.

"I think he's a terrific signing and I'd like to thank the chairman and the board for their backing regarding this move.

"There is a fee involved which will be undisclosed but we've been able to get the lad over the line.

"He was heading up to Scotland but we sort of hi-jacked the deal.

"I worked with Lyle at Bournemouth and know what he can do. He didn't quite get the opportunities at Bournemouth but he was only young then and had some good players like Wes Thomas in front of him.

"He was a little bit frustrated but moved on from Bournemouth and scored lots of goals in Scotland.

"At 24 he is at a good age and I think we can develop him, and turn him into an even better player."

He will battle it out with Sam Winnall, Paddy Madden, Deon Burton and Curtis Bateson for a place in attack.

"Hopefully he can bring goals and competition," added Wilcox.

"It gives me lots of options up the top end of the pitch, and that's the key.

"We've stepped up a level and competition will be difficult.

"This gives me lots of options up the top end of the pitch but hopefully everyone will push each other on and make it difficult for others to get in the team."

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

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