Swindon have signed Matt Taylor on a free transfer from League One side Northampton Town. The 35-year-old has become Swindon’s twelfth signing of the summer.

Taylor started his career with Luton Town. He played 129 times for The Hatters, and he scored sixteen times for the club. In 2002 the Oxford-born winger signed for Portsmouth. In his first season with Pompey, he helped the club gain promotion to the Premier League. After scoring 22 Premier League goals for Portsmouth, he signed for Bolton.

In his first full season with the club, he scored ten goals, and he helped Bolton to a 13th placed finish in the Premier League. He signed for West Ham in 2011, and he gained his second promotion from the Championship. Taylor spent a further two years with the Hammers before signing for Burnley in 2014, where he gained his third promotion from the Championship.

Taylor said this about his move to Swindon “I know the manager and I’m excited by the project of trying to get the team promoted out of this league and back into League One.

“I live locally so I know that the football club is well supported. It’s another challenge for me that I’m really looking forward to and I’m really excited about it.

He continued “I’ve had promotion from League Two when I was a lot younger. I’m still ambitious and success is promotion from League Two.

“The players that the manager has brought in and the players that were here last season are all on board with that and it is exciting times.

“It will be nice to be a part of it.”

Because Taylor is an Oxford fan some Swindon fans are unhappy with the transfer. However, alot of Town fans have said that it doesn’t matter as long as he gives 100%.

Swindon are looking to win promotion back to League One after relegation last season. Town have made a good start to the season, and Flitcroft’s side currently occupy top spot in League Two.


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