Sheffield United: Striker’s Lane switch imminent

Sheffield United manager David Weir  � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Sheffield United manager David Weir � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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David Weir, the Sheffield United manager, has outlined the qualities which convinced him Lyle Taylor will prosper at Bramall Lane.

Taylor, who scored 29 goals in 42 outings for Falkirk last season, was scheduled to be unveiled by United yesterday until a routine paperwork issue forced the announcement to be delayed.

The 23-year-old centre-forward agreed personal terms with his new employers after their undisclosed offer, believed to worth £250,000, was accepted by the Scottish First Division club.

Weir, speaking before Taylor’s introduction was postponed, said: “Lyle has got lots of different attributes.

“He clearly gets goals and he’s also capable of dropping back and linking-up play. He’s got a little bit of everything like most modern strikers.

“We’ll look to keep improving him and integrate those qualities here.”

“Chris (Porter) and Joe (Ironside) have been carrying the attack during pre-season and that’s a big load to ask,” Weir continued. “Lyle is at the right age with regards to what we want to do. He’s young, hungry and on an upward curve which is good.”