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Connor Taylor Joins Rovers on Loan!

17 June 2021

Bristol Rovers F.C are delighted to announce the loan signing of defender Connor Taylor from Stoke City.

The 19-year-old arrives at the Mem on a season-long loan from the Championship outfit.

A towering defender, who stands tall at over 6ft, is highly rated at the bet365 Stadium and joins the Gas for the entirety of the 2021/22 campaign.

Taylor began his youth career at Port Vale, before a stint with Stafford Rangers. It was during his spell with Stafford that the defender represented England Schoolboys.

The defender progressed to join Stoke City in September 2019, penning a one-year scholarship and linking up with the Potters' U23 setup.

Taylor's time with Stoke's U23s side was a successful one, as the young Potters side achieved their highest ever finish in Premier League 2, with the defender featuring 16 times.

Recent loan spells at Ashton and Chester City have aided the defender's pursuit of first-team experience, with his stay in the National League North with Chester City extended until the end of January 2021.

Taylor's progression was rewarded with an 18-month deal with Stoke in February and the defender made his EFL debut for the Potters in April, featuring against Coventry City

Speaking about the signing, Manager Joey Barton said, "We are really pleased to get Connor in with us this forthcoming season at Rovers.

"He's a very good young player, one we have tracked for a while now, and I know that he is excited to make the natural next step into senior football.

"It's our aim to create an environment where Connor can join the rest of the lads in getting better every day so that together we can achieve our objective of winning promotion for this season."


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