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Taylor opts to stay south of the border

Lyle Taylor has turned down offers from Partick Thistle and Falkirk to instead sign for Sky Bet League 1 club Scunthorpe United.

The striker enjoyed a prolific spell with Falkirk two years ago and impressed too after moving on loan to Firhill from Sheffield United last season.

The SPFL Premiership side had expressed a keen interest in bringing the 24-year-old back to the club next term. Falkirk were also linked with an ambitious bid to re-sign their former player, with the Championship club also confirming yesterday that defender Stephen Kingsley has joined Swansea City on a three-year contract.

Taylor has chosen to play in English football too and has signed a two-year contract with Scunthorpe. "Scotland seemed to be where I was going to end up before I got the call [from Scunthorpe]," said Taylor. "I got a call but within two days I'd signed here.

"It's a fresh start for me. I'm looking forward to starting training with everyone."

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