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Jake Taylor Completes Exeter Move

26 January 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Jake Taylor has completed his move to League Two side Exeter City after the two clubs agreed he could sign on a free transfer.

Taylor became part of the first team set-up at Reading after moving through from the youth teams. He made his Reading debut in August 2010 but only made one more appearance for Reading that season before moving to Aldershot and then Exeter on loan. He is well known at Exeter after his successful spell with the club in the 2011/2012 season where he made 26 starts for the side and scored three goals.

His best spell with Reading was the start of the 2014/2015 season when he became a regular in the first team squad before losing his place later in the season. In total he clocked up 36 Reading appearances and scored three goals before again finding himself shipped out on loan. An unsuccessful spell in Scotland on loan at Motherwell eventually ended early, allowing him to join Exeter City on a permanent contract.


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» 25 Jan 2016 17:30

Midfielder signs a permanent deal with League Two Grecians
24-year-old midfielder Jake Taylor has been allowed to leave the club to this afternoon join Paul Tisdale’s Exeter City on a free transfer.

Taylor came through the Royals’ Academy ranks from the age of eight to make his first team debut in a 3-3 draw at home to Northampton Town in a Carling Cup clash back in August 2010.

He went on to make 16(+20) appearances for Reading, scoring three times – in between loan stints at Aldershot Town, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Leyton Orient and most recently Motherwell north of the border.

However Taylor’s most successful loan spell came at St James Park with the Grecians themselves, making 26 league starts and scoring three goals during City’s 2011-12 League One campaign.

His loan spell at Fir Park has been brought to an early end to allow Taylor to immediately link up with the 13th placed League Two side, who face Hartlepool United this weekend.

Everyone at Reading Football Club would like to wish Jake the best of luck in his future career.
Not unexpected but very much out of the blue, asked Charles Watts if there were any add ons, he said it was just a free transfer, guess the club are just allowing him to move on.


» 25 Jan 2016 17:36

Found his level. Good luck to him.


» 25 Jan 2016 17:39

Big mistake. Jake Taylor was the most talented youngster to come out of our academy, we will regret this.

No ambition from the Thais.

 Armadillo Roadkill

» 25 Jan 2016 17:40

In a few years he'll suddenly pop up doing well at a Championship rival, and we'll be asking ourselves just why we thought he wasn't good enough to get a chance here.

Yes. I am confidently predicting we'll be no higher than the Championship in the next few years

 John Smith

» 25 Jan 2016 17:41

Good club Exeter, I like them. Went to the DIdcot FA game and they had some good players. Namely Troy Brown the centre back


» 25 Jan 2016 17:49

Damn, knew we should have got rid of Kuhl, Keown, Fosu, Tanner and Stacey instead.


» 25 Jan 2016 17:56

Damn, knew we should have got rid of Kuhl, Keown, Fosu, Tanner and Stacey instead.

Nibble nibble. We've got one. :wink:


» 25 Jan 2016 18:03

Wasn't he out of contract at the end of this season anyway? Certainly when he went out on loan for the season everyone seemed to think that was it for his time with us.

Best of luck to him anyway. Hope he can work his way back up the leagues.


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» 25 Jan 2016 18:05

Antonio what ?


» 25 Jan 2016 18:07

players that come back to look better than we thought from lower leagues??


» 25 Jan 2016 18:11

Not really, with both him and Cox we knew they were good players, they just weren't quite ready for the first team and wanted to move on to get football.
With Taylor I think it's been clear this is not his level and a move makes sense. I hope it goes well for him but I can't see him popping up in the Premiership in a couple of years time.

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