Ex-Clarets moving in at Crewe

Last updated : 17 January 2006 By Tony Scholes

Taylor was placed on the transfer list at Nottingham Forest yesterday after talks with manager Gary Megson, and within 24 hours he’s on his way out of the City Ground and has returned to the Championship with Crewe.

The deal takes him to the end of the season but initially Taylor was looking for a permanent deal for the next year and a half, a deal that Crewe were happy to strike. Dario G said, “There were a few complications to begin with because Taylor wanted this year and another year. I would have been happy to do that as well but we couldn’t agree terms.

“I then received a call from Gary Megson saying he would be able to come on loan until the end of the season and that Nottingham Forest would help with the wages. It has been resolved and he has signed the papers this morning.”

Dario G wanted to sign Taylor some years ago but missed out and today said of him, “He will be a good acquisition for us. He may not roar about the pitch but he is a vastly experienced forward and has always been good in the air.”

Taylor will see a familiar face at Crewe. Last week they signed Tony Grant until the end of the season although the midfielder is currently still recovering from a broken leg sustained whilst playing for the Crewe reserve team.

There’s also news of another former Burnley player, Matt O’Neill. He moved to Accrington in the summer, and earlier in the season spent a month on loan at Radcliffe Borough. He’s now moved there on a permanent basis, to a club managed by Kevin Glendon.