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Blues Again Among Clubs Linked With Wimbledon Striker
Friday, 8th Jun 2018 09:06

Out-of-contract AFC Wimbledon frontman Lyle Taylor continues to be linked with the Blues and a number of other clubs.

Taylor, 28, was first mentioned in connection with Town in March along with Burton Albion, while a number of other sides are reported to have joined the chase.

According to the Daily Mail Sunderland and Wigan are now keen, while Southend United, Bristol Rovers and Peterborough United are also among the suitors and Wimbledon have offered their 44-goal record EFL scorer a new deal.

Taylor, who can also play wide on either side, started his professional career with Millwall but moved on before making a senior appearance for the Lions, having spent time on loan with Eastbourne and Croydon Athletic.

After a spell with Concord Rangers, the Londoner, who has won three caps for Monserrat, scoring three goals, joined Bournemouth in 2010.

In addition to his first league appearances, Taylor also had stints on loan with Lewes, Hereford United and Woking while a Cherries player.

In 2012 he moved on to Falkirk, then a year later joined Sheffield United before a loan spell with Partick Thistle.

Scunthorpe was his next destination before another loan at Firhill and then a permanent switch to Wimbledon in July 2015.

Since joining the Dons, who he helped to win the League Two play-offs in 2015/16 when he netted in the final, Taylor has scored 55 goals in 131 starts and 17 sub appearances in all competitions, 18 of those goals last season.

Meanwhile, former Town academy keeper Nick Pope made his England debut as a 65th-minute sub in last night's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica at Elland Road.

Soham-born Pope, 26, who joined Burnley from Charlton in the summer of 2016, was released by the Blues at 16 in 2008 when he joined Bury Town.

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itfcbishop added 09:16 - Jun 8
Sounds like a promising signing, scored 10+ goals the past three seasons. Will hopefully add a bit of flair, but cant take all transfer rumours seriously until hurst starts on 18th! COYB
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StokeHigh97 added 09:30 - Jun 8
Key to this story is the word 'Linked'
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crazyblue68 added 09:50 - Jun 8
Bit of a journey man, without doing much until very recently. Spent more time on loan than with actual clubs. Let Sunderland have him. I dont see much here to get excited about.
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midastouch added 09:52 - Jun 8
Like the look of him from what I've seen on YouTube, he his quick, powerful, and definitely has an eye for goal, yes please!!!
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leftie1972 added 09:56 - Jun 8
Far too many loan clubs for me. That rings alarm bells. Not sure what he may have that our other strikers do not. I think there are other areas of the team that we need to reinforce before strikers, although he can play out wide.
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Len_Brennan added 10:07 - Jun 8
With McGoldrick gone we need a 4th senior forward. Waghorn & Garner are going to be the first team regulars, & depending on how the new manager sets out the team we may have 1, 2 or 3 forwards/strikers on the pitch at any one time, so Sears or AN Other will be required. Hopefully our younger prospects will continue to push on also & feature in match day squads - Morris will surely be getting league minutes.
Taylor wouldn't be a bad option in that case and as Hurst will know him from League 1, I'm happy enough if he's happy to bring him in.
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BlueandTruesince82 added 10:40 - Jun 8
Not convinced by this at all.

Do we know what MCG is doinh yet? Would like that off the wage bill.
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Stretchyboy added 11:32 - Jun 8
Surely we need to be aiming higher than this. At 28, he won't get any better (although may improve slightly with a different manager). Have watched him a number of times, and is good for that league, but not championship standard.
Not for me - prefer a younger hungrier striker from the lower leagues
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Simonds92 added 12:10 - Jun 8
Looks like a younger Daryl Murphy, (who as we know was more prolific at an older age) wouldn't write him off just because he's 28.
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runaround added 13:16 - Jun 8
Have always been impressed when I have watched him for Wimbledon so I think he is definitely worth looking at. Has pace power and is decent in the air
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Duly38 added 13:44 - Jun 8
I don't think many can say they know enough about him unless watched, and yes it's only a video of his best bits above... However, it would be nice to take a punt on a striker who has an eye for goal but that looks to get in behind which we haven't really had.
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tractorboybig added 13:46 - Jun 8
I like reading this forum.Some would have us sign evry duckhead going and we could have a squad of about 76!!!
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midastouch added 14:09 - Jun 8
i wouldn't necessarily write him off because he is playing at a lower level, often a player will raise their game when they are put in among better players so he may be able to find an extra gear if we gave him the chance to play at this level. some of his goals are top quality and i really do think he's worth giving a chance. it wouldn't be a too expensive risk and if didn't work out i'm sure there would be plenty of lower league teams prepared to take him off our hands if the deal was right so we would be able to recoup some of our losses but I feel it would be a well-calculated gamble.
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Steelmonkey added 19:14 - Jun 8
Lets not forget where David McGoldrick was playing when we signed him.
Admittedly he was slightly younger, but he made the step up ok and if it was not for the injuries who knows how things may have turned out.
Only stumbling block is that Peterborough may be in for him too, so that's us out of the equation - he said tongue in cheek..
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black_shuck added 00:15 - Jun 9
lyle taylor probably more effective than Mc G sitting on the physio's couch all season, every season.
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dirtydingusmagee added 07:23 - Jun 9
Simonds92 Specsavers are open at 9am .
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blues1 added 08:53 - Jun 10
Blueandtruesince82. Mcgoldrick left weeks ago.
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Essexipswichboy added 12:04 - Jun 11
Surely now we appointed a new manager we must let him do his job
Why are we being linked with players... And letting players go before manager has a chance to have a look

Seems like the club making all the decisions


No wonder bookies making us favourite to go down
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