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‘Edging towards the end of his career’ – Brentford fan pundit reveals concerns with potential striker interest

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Regular Punter’ series, where we gather original opinions from select, passionate fans of the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…

Football League World’s Brentford fan pundit Rhys Byron has highlighted potential drawbacks to striking a January deal for Charlton striker Lyle Taylor.

Having had four bids rejected for his services in the summer there is a chance that the club may move for him again in the winter window, but Byron has highlighted some possible issues.

“At 29-years-old, Taylor is edging towards the end of his career along with picking up an injury whilst on international duty,” the regular punter told Football League World.

“Another concern is the fee.

“The last offer was £4million and that was rejected, which means any new offer would have to be substantially bigger and I feel that Brentford may be better suited to looking past Taylor and towards someone else they have on their radar.”

The former AFC Wimbledon man has missed the last five league games thanks to a knee injury but is nearing a return having recently returned to light training.

In his first six games since helping Lee Bowyer’s side to promotion, he netted five goals, following on from the 21 he scored in League One last season.

Brentford have somewhat surprisingly struggled for goals this season, netting just nine in their opening 11 matches, with Watkins scoring seven of those himself with reinforcements looking likely to arrive in the winter window.

This weekend sees them welcome Millwall to Griffin Park as they look to get their season back on track, following their defeat to Nottingham Forest before the international break.

Should Brentford make another bid for Lyle Taylor?

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