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Bolton Wanderers Sign Wigan Athletic’s Andrew Taylor

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Bolton have landed the left back on a season long loan from the Championship side.

Taylor holding off Liverpool's Firmino in a pre-seaosn friendly
Taylor holding off Liverpool's Firmino in a pre-seaosn friendly
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Bolton Wanderers have today added their seventh signing of the transfer window in the form of Wigan Athletic left back Andrew Taylor. He will join the club on a season long loan deal offering competition to Dean Moxey.

He started out with David Wheater at Middleborough and was in the match day squad for a number of UEFA Cup matches the year they reached the final, but never made it onto the pitch. During his time at Boro he represented England from Under-16 level all the way through to the Under-21s. He played in the same Under-17s side as Mark Noble and James Milner at the 2003 UEFA U17 Championships.

After a loan spell at Watford he joined Cardiff City and was part of the squad which achieved promotion to the Premier League. He made 43 appearances that season forming an integral part of the team. After his time at Cardiff he joined Wigan Athletic before spending time on loan at Reading last season.

He apparently also has business interests through Platinum Players. This is a web based service which is for celebrities and by invitation only. I have to say though I have no idea what it seems to do, clearly I’m not important enough to know.

Some extra back up at left back is welcome, though some would argue there are more pressing areas of concern within this Bolton squad and I’m sure more will be said on that in due course. One thing is for sure, Moxey not being the only option at left back can only be a good thing this season.