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Robins Sign Taylor

PUBLISHED

14:25 28th January 2013

by James Brown

Cheltenham Town have today signed Rotherham United midfielder Jason Taylor.

Cheltenham Town have today signed midfielder Jason Taylor from Rotherham United on a two and-a-half year contract subject to Football League ratification. 

The Millers cancelled Jason's contract by mutual consent and he was free to join the Robins this afternoon following a medical held at 1pm.

Jason, who celebrates his 26th birthday today, signed the paperwork this afternoon to complete the deal and he will now be available for next weekend's npower League Two clash with Torquay United.

This signing follows the arrival of loan defender Luke McCullough from Manchester United and the contract renewal of Darren Carter but Robins chief Mark Yates believes Jason Taylor will add a new dimension to his Cheltenham side.

"We are delighted to have signed Jason - this was a no brainer," said Mark.

"We were fairly surprised when he was put our way but we are very happy to have signed him on a two and-a-half year contract. He is a leader, a winner and he will add something extra to our already talented midfield."

The tenacious and industrious midfielder started his career as a trainee with Oldham Athletic but he made no appearances for the club and instead tasted first team football for the first time on loan with Stockport County. He later signed for the Hatters on a permanent deal and went on to make over 100 appearances.

Taylor joined Rotherham United on a free transfer in January 2009 and made his debut in a 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth. His first goal for the club came in a 3-2 win over Morecambe. He joined Rochdale on loan in the 2009-10 season and made over 20 appearances for the Dale.

He has been a regular performer for Rotherham this season making over 25 appearances and scoring twice.