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The Iron signed defender George Taft in February 2021 on a permanent basis from Bolton Wanderers in February 2021 following a successful loan spell.

The 27-year-old penned a two-and-a-half year deal following a successful five game spell while on loan at the Sands Venue Stadium.

He began his career with hometown club Leicester City in 2011, where he progressed through the academy.

Whilst with the Foxes he was loaned out to Kettering Town, Swedish club Karlstad BK and York City to gain first team experience before joining Burton Albion on a permanent basis in 2014.

During his time at Pirelli Stadium, the 6ft 3in defender enjoyed the first of his loan spells with Cambridge United.

After two seasons with the Brewers, he completed a move to Mansfield Town in 2016 and again played for Cambridge whilst on loan.

He made a permanent move to Abbey Stadium in 2018, where he made 64 appearances, netting three goals, during a two-year stint with the U’s.

Taft made five appearances in all competitions for Bolton before departing and has also represented England at under 18 and under 19 levels.

The 2020-21 season saw him make a total of 16 appearances for United.

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