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16 June 2023

Club News


16 June 2023

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Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the signing of experienced defender Ash Taylor - on a two-year deal.

The centre-back arrives at the University of Bradford Stadium until the summer of 2025, after turning down a new contract offer at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Having started in Tranmere Rovers’ academy, Taylor went on to make over 200 appearances for the Birkenhead outfit between 2009 and 2014.

Seasons in both League One and League Two with Northampton Town were then sandwiched in between two separate spells in Scotland with Aberdeen, where he made just short of 200 appearances and featured in qualifying for the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League.

The former Wales youth international has spent the past 18 months north of the border at Rugby Park, making 53 appearances and scoring seven goals.

Taylor said: “It feels brilliant to be joining the club. As soon as I first heard about the interest, I wanted to get it done, so I am delighted to be here.

“The stature and history of the club is what attracted me. The potential is a lot higher than where we currently are, and I want to be part of the journey.

“I will aim to bring my experience here and use it to help drive the club forward. There is a huge expectation at this club, and I am used to that.

“I know what is required and the standards that need to be set. I will aim to drive myself and other players in the squad in order to help this football club achieve. I am looking forward to getting started.”

City manager Mark Hughes said: “We are pleased to be welcoming Ash to the club as our second new signing of the summer.

“With time in both England and Scotland, as well as appearances in the Europa League, he arrives at Bradford City with a wealth of experience and leadership ability.

“Ash is a solid defender who, as proven by his statistics, has a clear knack of getting on the scoresheet too.

“I am sure you will join me in wishing him a warm welcome to the club, and look forward to seeing him in action next season.”

Ash Taylor will be sponsored by EM Workwear and Embroidery for the 2023/24 season. To secure your season ticket, and see him in action, please CLICK HERE.

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