Oxford United have confirmed on their official club website that striker Matty Taylor has joined on loan for the 2019/20 season from Championship outfit Bristol City.

Over the course of the summer transfer window, Bristol City striker Matty Taylor has been linked with a move away from Ashton Gate, with Oxford United one of the sides said keen on the forward. And now, it has been confirmed that Taylor has made a move away from the Robins, heading to Oxford on loan for the upcoming season.

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The move comes with Taylor keen to join a club where he will be guaranteed more game time and with Karl Robinson determined to bring in another striker before the end of the window, a deal has been reached between the appropriate parties.

Speaking upon the confirmation of the move, Taylor said:

“I grew up watching Oxford and loved being part of the club before. I still have family in Oxfordshire and so many friends here; it was unbelievable to walk back in today and see so many familiar faces. I could not be happier to be joining the club again and can’t wait to get started.”

Taylor made his emergence into senior football with Oxford United, playing once for the club and spending plenty of time out on loan in non-league. Since then, he has played for Forest Green Rovers (97 games, 22 goals and 13 assists) and Bristol Rovers (132 games, 68 goals and 11 assists).

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He made the controversial move from the Gas to Bristol City in 2017 and has played 74 times for the club since, scoring eight goals and providing 13 assists along the way.


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