Burton Albion Sign Midfielder Terry Taylor on a Permanent Deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Burton Albion have signed Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Terry Taylor on a permanent deal.

The Wales midfielder has signed a two-and-half-year contract at the Pirelli Stadium.

He is the latest arrival at Burton as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink revamps the Brewers squad.

Burton Albion Sign Midfielder Terry Taylor

Taylor Arrives From Premier League Wolves

A product of the Wolves academy, Taylor made one appearance for the first team in a Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa. He has represented Scotland at several youth levels before switching his allegiance to Wales.

Taylor has made several appearances for the Wales U21s and he is a player Ryan Giggs is keeping tabs on. In terms of footballing experience, Taylor spent the first half of this season on loan at Grimsby Town.

In total, he made 14 appearances for the Mariners, with 13 of those coming in League Two. However, he was recalled by Wolves at the start of the month.

The midfielder is Burton Albion’s fifth January signing as the recently returned Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink revamps an underperforming squad. Hasselbaink is freshening up his team as he plots a route to safety.

His side are rock bottom of League One having played more games than many of their rivals. They sit on 16 points, seven points off safety. Hasselbaink is injecting fresh blood into his side in hopes they can get out of trouble.

Taylor will bring creativity and goals to a Brewers midfielder which has severely lacked just that. He is good going forward with an excellent passing range and an eye for goal. Hasselbaink will be confident Taylor can make the step up to League One.

Taylor could make his debut this weekend against Blackpool if Burton are given the all-clear to play following confirmed positive coronavirus tests announced last weekend. The Brewers are due to have their second round of testing before the game this weekend.

Hasselbaink Expecting More Ins and Outs Before the Transfer Window Closes

As Hasselbaink plots a survival route, he has conceded he needs new players and current players are likely to be available if Burton’s demands are met.

Speaking to the Burton website, Hasselbaink said: “I don’t want to get in players for the sake of it, but we are doing our work and making sure we get the right characters and recruit well. There is a lot of time that goes into it, but we have to do it.

“I am looking at the defensive area but also, we need more creativity. In the last two games as a team, we have defended really well, and have been solid, but we need to be able to give the defence a break and to be able to control the ball and be a threat up front.

“We need young blood, young, exciting players in the building with a few experienced ones around them. At the moment, the balance is not right.

“I think we will see some outgoings. Some players want to be playing and if I can’t guarantee that, it’s not fair to stand in their way.”

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