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Ryan Taylor

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Biography

Date of birth

04/05/1988

Height

187cm

Signed

01/07/2021

Country

England

Another one of Paul Hurst's summer recruits, who joined the club on a one-year deal.

The 33-year-old striker becomes Paul Hurst's third signing of the day and will bring a wealth of Football League experience to the squad with over 450 professional appearances across his career to date, finding the back of the net on over 60 occasions, including two goals at Wembley in the 2010 League Two Play-off Final.

Taylor began his career at Rotherham United, where he teamed up with his new manager Paul Hurst. After loans to Burton Albion and Exeter City, Taylor joined Bristol City in the summer of 2011 before making the journey down to the south coast to sign for Portsmouth in 2014.

After 59 appearances and 16 goals in all competitions, Taylor moved to Oxford United, spending two years at the club before joining Plymouth Argyle in 2017, being denied a title win on the final day of the 16/17 season as The Mariners spoiled the party with a 1-1 draw at Blundell Park.

Following almost 100 appearances for The Pilgrims, Taylor made the move to Wales to join Newport County AFC in the summer of 2020, helping the Exiles and making a substitute appearance in their League Two Play-off Final in May, but ultimately fell short at the final hurdle.

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