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Scott Parker offers verdict on 22-year-old looking to impress away from AFC Bournemouth

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Scott Parker has encouraged Kyle Taylor that his loan move to Exeter City can “kick start his career.”

Taylor is an academy graduate at Bournemouth and has spent time out on loan at Forest Green Rovers and Southend United in the past. 

The Swiss-born midfielder has also made three competitive appearances for the Cherries. 

All three of those appearances came in domestic cup competition as Bournemouth lost FA Cup ties to Wigan Athletic and Brighton and Hove Albion. He also featured in a 6-0 loss to Norwich City in this season’s Carabao Cup.

“He needed minutes. It’s an opportunity for him to go and play consistently, go and kick start his career really,” Parker told the Daily Echo

“We felt that it was fair for him to go and do that really.

“There wouldn’t have been an opportunity for him to play a lot of minutes (here).

“Although I was really pleased and impressed with him, I felt that it was the right thing for the boy and his career really.” 

Taylor had appeared regularly during pre-season, including bagging a brace in a 4-2 win against the Spanish side Real Balompedica Linense in Marbella. 

The 22-year old was named in the opening five matchday squads of Bournemouth’s Championship season, but never made it off the bench.

Taylor made his debut for Exeter City against his former club Forest Green. He also came off the bench for the final 10 minutes as Exeter won comfortably against Scunthorpe United 4-0. 

The Verdict

At 22-years-old, taking a step down to League Two shows that this is perhaps Taylor’s level. Taylor was an important player for Southend last season, making 31 appearances, 21 starts, for the club. However, they finished 23rd in the league and were relegated to the Conference. 

When a manager is talking about kick starting a career it is also a clear indicator that he doesn’t believe the player is good enough to play at that level. 

Exeter are getting a player who knows the league well so won’t have to adjust to the team too much, but it is a pretty clear signal for the player that he won’t be a permanent fixture in the Bournemouth team anytime soon.

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