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Ipswich Town lining up transfer swoop for 15-goal striker

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Ipswich Town are reportedly expressing an interest in Wimbledon striker Lyle Taylor, scorer of 15 League One goals this season, who is out of contract in the summer.

According to the Daily Mirror (March 28th, page 58), they’re joined by Championship strugglers Burton Albion in the hunt for the 27-year old, who looks set to leave Kingsmeadow after three fruitful years with the club.

He’s scored 53 goals in just 140 appearances and comes blessed with natural pace and power.

Greenwich-born Taylor joined the Dons from Scunthorpe United and has never played in the Championship in England, but he does have experience of the Scottish Premier League after a spell at Partick Thistle. He also enjoyed a successful stint at Falkirk, during which he scored 29 times in 42 appearances.

Taylor started out at Millwall as a youngster, but made his name playing for Danny Cowley’s Concord Rangers before stepping  into the professional game with Bournemouth. He’s also a full international for Montserrat and appeared in their qualification matches World Cup.  He made his full International debut against Curaçao in March 2015 and has now scored three times in three outings.

Ipswich are currently marooned in the middle of the Championship and are set to decide on the future of manager Mick McCarthy shortly. 

The Verdict

If sides such as Ipswich are showing an interest though, then he’d be foolish not to take the chance to step up and test himself at a higher level.

Whenever I’ve seen Taylor play I’ve been impressed with his direct approach, he can operate as the sole striker or running the channels.

He’s certainly worth a punt on a free transfer.

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