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Lyle Taylor signs

With noises getting louder that the Aussie takeover is collapsing like a deck of cards, caretaker manager Lee Bowyer has made his first signing of his managerial career, and a half decent one it seems too.

As picked up by me and a few others Bowyer and Jacko had made the Wimbledon striker their number one summer target once they were re-installed as caretakers by Duchatelet, and although Taylor had a cast of thousands to choose from, including Sunderland, the 28-year old picked SE7 as his home for the next two years.

Taylor had scored 55 goals over three seasons for the Dons, but before that he had a little bit of a nomadic journey starting at Millwall, then moving to Bournemouth before having one stonker of a season at Falkirk in the Scottish Championship which got him a big move to Sheffield United, then in League One. He started just 10 games for the Blades and moved back to Scotland on loan, this time in the Premiership with Partick, where again he banged in the goals.

Scunthorpe then signed him, but after a season he was again back at Partick Thistle on loan before finally Neil Ardley swept in to take him to Kingsmeadow in an inspired move.

Good luck Lyle. I hope Lee is able to build a team around you.

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