Former Birmingham City star that had Sheffield Wednesday trial lands new club after Nottingham Forest exit

Lyle Taylor was at Birmingham City on loan from Nottingham Forest. (Image: Getty Images)Lyle Taylor was at Birmingham City on loan from Nottingham Forest. (Image: Getty Images)
Lyle Taylor was at Birmingham City on loan from Nottingham Forest. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Taylor also played for Sheffield United and Charlton Athletic - and will be heading back to League One.

Former Birmingham City striker Lyle Taylor has found joined Wycombe Wanderers on a short-term deal.

The 33-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a short-term deal with the Chairboys after Brandon Hanlan was ruled out for the remainder of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

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Taylor had been without a new club since his contract with Nottingham Forest in the summer. He didn't play a competitive match for the Reds throughout the whole of the 2022/23 campaign, and so his last club game in senior football came with Blues in May 2022.

Despite his lack of club, and first-team minutes, Taylor has been playing for the Montserrat national team, who are managed by former Newcastle United midfielder Lee Bowyer.

“I’ve been speaking to Lyle for a couple of months since the end of the summer transfer window," said manager Matt Bloomfield to the Bucks Free Press.

“We were looking to see if Lyle was able to come in at that point, but he had attention from clubs higher up the food chain.

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“He wanted to see if anything came to fruition and unfortunately for him, it didn’t but fortunately for us, he was still available.

“After the weekend, I spoke to him and following our conversations, he is so hungry to prove what he can do.

“He can score goals with his feet, he’s a player with great calibre that has played at a very high level."

He had been on trial at league rivals Sheffield Wednesday when Xisco Munoz was in charge, but he was not offered a contract, and departed just before the Spainard's sacking.

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Back in September, a section of Blues supporters wanted Taylor to return to the club. A banner was put up outside the gates of St Andrew's which read 'Bring him home' however it was quickly taken down before their game against QPR.

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