Sheffield United: Fresh start for striker Lyle after Iron move

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Striker Lyle Taylor wants to go back to basics at Scunthorpe United, after signing a two-year deal at Glanford Park yesterday.

The 24-year-old made the switch from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, after a frustrating spell at Bramall Lane.

“It’s a fresh start for me and I’m looking forward to getting started at Scunthorpe,” Taylor said.

“It didn’t quite happen for me at Sheffield United but that’s football, unfortunately.

“Now, all my efforts will be here. It has been explained to me how the team wants to play and what the club is about, so I have every hope and optimism that I can do well here.”

The move sees Taylor link up once again with Iron boss Russ Wilcox, who coached him at Bournemouth as a youngster. United’s League One rivals travel to South Yorkshire on December 28, and Taylor admitted: “It will be interesting going back to Bramall Lane.

“It’s not just about one game, though; there are a lot coming up and we need to focus on one at a time. I know a little bit about the league, but it’s more about what we can do as a team. I want to see the club progress and do well, and I will be putting every effort in to making sure we’re successful here.”

Taylor scored 24 goals in a one-year spell at Falkirk, earning him a £200,000 move to United last July.

But he made just nine starts before returning north of the border in January, scoring seven goals while on loan at Partick.

His two goals in United colours came in a 3-2 defeat at Coventry, back in October.