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Jake Taylor Moves To Scotland On Loan

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Royals midfielder Jake Taylor has moved on loan to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

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This morning it was announced that 23 year old Wales international Jake Taylor is heading north of the border on a season long loan deal. Taylor will be moving to Motherwell who kept their place in the Scottish Premiership after thrashing Rangers in the Premiership play-offs.

Taylor made 16 starts for the Royals last season and actually scored more goals (three) than more heralded players like Garath McCleary. However, he finished the season in disappointing fashion with an unsuccessful loan spell at Leyton Orient who were relegated from League One.

With his Reading contract expiring next summer, this loan move may signal the end of the Reading supporter's career at the Madejski Stadium. He was often unfairly criticised last season when he was covering more talented players who were injured.

He's a tidy player, good on the ball and his work rate can never be questioned. The problem for him so far in his career has been inability to identify a position. He's not really quick enough to be a winger but perhaps lacks enough presence to play central midfield, at least in the Championship.

Motherwell have developed a good reputation in recent years as a club where young players can relaunch their careers. Here's hoping that Taylor can follow in the footsteps of Darren Randolph and Nicky Law.