Blues confirm Taylor loan extension

Southend United have confirmed that midfielder, Kyle Taylor, has extended his stay with the club until the end of the current campaign.

The 21-year-old initially arrived on loan from AFC Bournemouth back in September. However, the Cherries have agreed to an extension, which will come as a boost to Mark Molesley’s side.

Taylor has appeared twelve times for the Blues, netting a superb first-minute strike in the recent victory over Grimsby Town at Roots Hall: “I’ve enjoyed the first half of the season and the team is getting a lot stronger which we’ve seen in the results so hopefully I can keep helping the team as much as I can and I’m delighted to sign an extension,” the Poole-born player explained.

“Everyone has really welcomed me, and I felt comfortable straight away. I think a lot of places it takes some time to get used to everyone, but knowing the staff and a few players here helped me settle in.

“Even from the first game when I met the lads just before the game I felt quite comfortable.

“I’ve come here to play games and help the team and I’ve loved every minute. It’s just about keeping fit now and helping as much as I can.”

Meanwhile, boss Molesley added: “I think Kyle’s enjoyed his time at the club and the challenges he’s facing playing week in week out.

“He’s had a couple of injuries as well as a Covid issue so he’s had a little bit of disruption but what I can say in the 12 games he has played, I think he’s been a real asset for us.

“He’s an exciting player, a very talented player and one we know well. The fact that he’s been in the building and we’ve worked with him from the start of the season I think we can continue to build on that together.

“We’re looking for that consistency on the pitch but also that consistency throughout the game, that will be his next challenge. To keep showcasing his talent on a regular basis. He’s been unlucky with injuries and Covid but at the same time, he’s built a good platform to build on and hopefully the best is still to come from him.

“We’re indebted to Bournemouth for allowing us to have him again and for trusting us with one of their talents.”

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Brian Jeeves

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