Taylor joins Saints on one-year deal

By SFC Media Fri 26 Aug Club

Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce experienced goalkeeper Stuart Taylor has signed a one-year contract.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City stopper has agreed a one-year deal with the club, providing back-up to goalkeepers Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy.

With Paulo Gazzaniga gaining valuable experience out on loan at Rayo Vallecano, and Kelvin Davis retiring this summer, Taylor’s arrival will provide added depth for the 2016/17 campaign.

Taylor, who was capped four times at England Under-21 level earlier in his career, is a two-time Premier League and FA Cup winner from his time with Arsenal and Manchester City.

Executive Director of Football Les Reed said: “We’re pleased to welcome Stuart to Southampton Football Club.

“Harry Lewis has now joined the first-team training group to continue his development, while Paulo is gaining valuable first-team game time out on loan in Spain.

“With Kelvin retiring earlier this summer, and with so many games this season, Stuart’s arrival will provide us with added depth.

“With Stuart joining and Kelvin continuing to contribute to the squad and young player development through his experience in his new role means our goalkeeping department is in extremely good shape.”

On joining the club, Taylor said: “It’s fantastic to be here. I was in contact with Dave Watson and he’s a fantastic goalkeeping coach. When I got a call from him asking to come down, I was over the moon.

“I know a couple of the lads who are already here, so it helps to settle in and I’m looking forward to getting on with it and enjoying it.”

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