Lyle Taylor: Cambridge United sign former Wycombe Wanderers striker for rest of season

Lyle Taylor (right) joins a Cambridge side 19th in League One, four points above the relegation places

Cambridge United have signed experienced forward Lyle Taylor following the expiry of his short-term deal with Wycombe Wanderers.

The former Nottingham Forest and AFC Wimbledon striker, 33, has signed a contract until the end of the season.

He has scored more than 150 goals in his career but failed to find the net in nine appearances for Wycombe.

“He has got fantastic experience at this level and leagues above as well,” said U’s boss Neil Harris.

“He is up to speed now after having six weeks at Wycombe and we think we are getting a player who is coming in hungry, determined and has a desire to score goals.

“I have known Lyle a long time, I know his character and I am extremely excited to welcome him to the club.”

Montserrat international Taylor joined Wycombe in November, having not played a league game since May 2022, when he was on loan at Birmingham City.

He made three starts during his spell with the Chairboys, but only one in seven league appearances.

“The only thing you can ask for as a footballer is to be wanted and I have played my best football when I have been wanted and given the responsibility to be the man up top to carry the team forward,” he said.

“Hopefully that is what will happen here and we can bring some short-term success and solidify the team’s position in the league.”

Cambridge are at home to League One’s bottom club Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

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