Filed: Saturday, 23rd July 2011
By: Staff Writer
Matt Taylor has become Sam Allardyce's third signing of pre-season.
Taylor's arrival was confirmed by the club's website this (Saturday) lunchtime for an undisclosed fee, although Bolton boss Owen Coyle confirmed earlier this week that the deal was worth roughly £2.2million.
"This is a great opportunity to come and play for a fantastic football club," Taylor told whufc.com. "It is a new challenge for me and obviously I want to be part of something special and, from the outset, it looks like I will find that here.
"I have had good conversations with the gaffer, he is such a positive person. I think you can see already the aura around the place and the quality of players he has brought in to add to the players already here.
"There were never any second thoughts about coming here. It is a big challenge for me which I am looking forward to, to be part of helping the team get back up to the Premier League and do that as soon as possible.
"I see this as a very positive move for me. I don't expect to be playing Championship football for more than one season if I am being totally honest. I just want to get stuck in and start playing. I think it is going to be a great season."
Taylor is the third player Sam Allardyce has managed to lure from the Premier League this season, following on from Abdoulaye Faye (Stoke) and Kevin Nolan (Newcastle).
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07:08AM 24th Jul 2011
''Fantastic signing, let's have more of them.''
by Bobby Moore upper
03:14PM 23rd Jul 2011
''He has never worked under Allardyce before.''
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