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One to watch: Lyle Taylor

29 March 2018

Fleetwood Town travel to AFC Wimbledon this Friday and one player to watch out for is their striker Lyle Taylor.

Taylor began his career at Millwall in 2007 but failed to make an appearance for the side. During his time at The Den, he had loan spells at Eastbourne Borough and Croydon Athletic before leaving the Lions for Concord Rangers in 2009.

After impressing at the Canvey Island side, scoring 34 league goals in a season, the forward was offered a trial at League One side Bournemouth, where he signed a two-year deal.

However, the frontman struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at the Cherries and spent further time on loan at Lewes, Hereford and finally Woking between 2011-2012.

In July 2012, Taylor went north of the border to make a name for himself at Falkirk, where he enjoyed a successful campaign, scoring 24 league goals in his only season at the Bairns. It didn't take long for the striker to make his move back to England, after signing for Sheffield United in 2013.

Again, after scoring two league goals in the first half of the campaign for the League One side, he moved back up north to Glasgow for the second half of the season, he joined Partick Thistle on loan where he scored seven goals in 20 appearances.

Taylor then signed for Scunthorpe for an undisclosed fee and had an almost identical season to the one prior to signing for the Irons, spending the first half at Scunthorpe, then the second again at Partick Thistle on loan where he enjoyed another successful spell.

In March 2015, Taylor was called up to the Montserrat national team for the 2018 World Cup qualifying ties, scoring three goals in three appearances for the nation.

The forward then made the move to Wimbledon in the summer of 2015 and has managed double figure scoring tallies in each of his three seasons for the Dons so far, with 15 this campaign.

He is the one to watch for Fleetwood Town's Easter Friday trip to the capital city. ‚Äč


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