U’s sign Taylor

Ryan Taylor is the next to join the U’s following on from the additions of Kemar Roofe and Liam Sercombe a fortnight ago.

The target-man was not offered a contract from Portsmouth after Paul Cook arrived from Chesterfield and has signed a two-year deal with Oxford.

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Ryan Taylor in action for Portsmouth

The 27 year-old has accumulated 55 appearances for Portsmouth, scoring 15 times during his time on the south coast.

Taylor has also played for Rotherham, Burton, Exeter and Bristol City scoring 41 goals in his 10 year and 240 appearance career.

Michael Appleton is pleased to bring in the 6ft 2 forward:

“Ryan is another really strong addition to the squad. He works hard, scores goals, he leads the line really well and he is someone you know is going to make life very hard for opposition defenders. He was one of the best forwards in the division last season and we are delighted to have him here.”

Mark Ashton added:

“I think it’s another big signing for us. Ryan will bring us something different, a physicality we probably haven’t got at the moment and we’re delighted to have him here”

Ryan Taylor had himself to say:

“It’s an exciting move for me. Oxford have big plans and I have been very impressed by the set-up and by the ambition that everyone has shown. They proved what they can do during the second half of last season and I’m looking forward to reporting back for pre-season, getting to know the lads and being part of a successful side here.”

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