Young midfielder Taylor Miles has joined up with Concord Rangers, initially for 28 days.
Taylor has been unlucky at City this season. After coming on as a substitute in our opener against Woking he broke his ankle, and by the time he’d recovered we were showing some real form. He went out on loan to Boston United to regain fitness.
Whilst on loan at Boston he featured in an FA Trophy game, and that ruled him out of our recent matches. Whilst most of the fringe players are able to strut their stuff in the competition, Taylor has had to sit in the stands frustrated.
A move to Concord is a move closer to home, and he’ll have a big job to do for the struggling Conference South side. They’re currently 18th and battling relegation. They’re four points clear of the relegation spots, but have played more games than their rivals. This weekend they were comprehensively thrashed 4-0 at promotion chasing Ebbsfleet.
Speaking to the Echo, Danny spoke of Taylor’s ill fortune.
“It has been stop-start for Taylor. Obviously he was injured at a terrible time, the first game of the season. He has trained really well now for a period, but the boys in front of him have been very consistent.”
Danny and Nicky managed Concord Rangers for seven years, and the move certainly suits all parties. It shows a degree of fondness towards their old club, but it also gives one of our promising youngsters an opportunity to get games at a competitive level. With the arrival of Billy Knott and the form of Alan Power, it was unlikely Taylor would kick a ball in anger before the end of the season.