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Taylor loaned to the SPFL

11 August 2015

Midfielder heads north of the border on temporary deal

Royals midfielder Jake Taylor has put pen to paper on a loan move to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.
The 23-year-old will remain at Fir Park until the end of the 2015/16 season and could be part of their squad that travels to Hearts on Wednesday night.
Taylor will get the chance to test himself in the Scottish top flight, a move which served fellow Royal Michael Hector well in the past when loaned to Aberdeen.
Jake is a product of our Academy who has gone on to earn full international honours for Wales during his time in Berkshire. He has played 16(+20) times for the Royals and scored three important goals last season against Ipswich, Wolves and Scunthorpe.
Former Iron defender Ian Baraclough has now taken him north of the border and we would like to wish Jake well in his time in North Lanarkshire.

Director of Football Nick Hammond said: “This is a good opportunity for Jake to get the experience of regular first-team football.  Motherwell is a good club and they have a good manager in Ian Baraclough, and Jake will benefit from the chance to play regular football.”

Manager Steve Clarke said: “Jake is at a stage in his career where he needs to play regularly.  I couldn't promise that this would happen at Reading this season and the opportunity for Jake to play in the SPL is good for everyone.  We will monitor Jake's progress in Scotland and wish him well for the season.”

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