Bristol City youngster Taylor Moore has joined League One club Bury on loan for the remainder of the season, as confirmed on the City club website.

The 19-year-old joined Bristol City in the summer from French club RC Lens for a fee believed to be around £1.5 million. The defender has managed seven appearances for Lee Johnson’s side, with his last coming in December’s 2-1 Championship loss to Ipswich Town.

The highly-rated youngster has been a regular for England at youth international level and has played alongside the likes of Dominic Solanke and Celtic star Patrick Roberts. Moore is currently in the England U20s set-up.

Robins boss Johnson was pleased to complete the deal, “There were a couple of options for Taylor and I’ve had a good chat with him. We feel this loan move will really benefit him.”

Moore moved to France as a 7-year-old and quickly joined the RC Lens academy aged 12. He stated that growing up in France has developed him both educationally and culturally. The French-speaker made his professional RC Lens debut in a Ligue 1 game against Lille in 2015 and was subject to a €10 million bid from French giants Lyon whilst at Lens.

Bury are currently 20th in League One and avoiding the relegation zone on goal difference. The Shakers are having a poor season and have lost 15 of their 25 league games so far, having not won in the league since September. Moore will gain some much needed match day experience at Gigg Lane and could make his debut tomorrow against promotion candidates Scunthorpe United.

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