Swindon Town have made another big statement of intent with the signing of Matt Taylor on a free transfer from Northampton Town.
The vastly experienced midfielder has put pen to paper on a one-year contract at The County Ground subject to EFL and FA approval.
He becomes Dave Flitcroft’s twelfth signing of the summer and his addition further strengthens a squad that harbour promotion aspirations this season.
Taylor’s arrival represents quite a coup for the club with the 35-year-old having plied his trade for the likes of Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United and Burnley.
With over 500 appearances under his belt, with a large chunk of them coming in the Premier League, Taylor will bring a wealth of experience with him to SN1 while his ability for scoring stunning goals and his set-piece expertise is also well known.
Based just up the road from The County Ground, Taylor explained that becoming Town’s twelfth signing of the summer was a no-brainer.
“I know the manager and I’m excited by the project of trying to get the team promoted out of this league and back into League One," he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“I live locally so I know that the football club is well supported and it is another challenge for me that I’m really looking forward to and I’m really excited about it.
“There seems to be already a togetherness within the group of players and they seem to be doing really well, so I’m really excited.
“I’ve had promotion from League Two when I was a lot younger and I’m still ambitious and success is promotion from League Two.
“The players that the manager has brought in and the players that were here last season are all on board with that and it is exciting times.
“It will be nice to be a part of it.”
FULL REACTION WITH MATT TAYLOR, INCLUDING A VIDEO INTERVIEW, AND GAFFER DAVE FLITCROFT WILL BE ONLINE THROUGHOUT TODAY.