AUDIO: Fleetwood Town swoop for Leeds United defender

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Left back Charlie Taylor has joined Fleetwood Town on a month’s loan from Championship club Leeds United.

The 20-year-old, who came on as a late substitute against Fleetwood while playing on loan at York City last season will go straight into the squad for Friday’s trip to Southend United.

Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

Taylor has made four starts for Leeds and was most recently on loan with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he made seven appearances in the SPL.

Alexander is delighted to have secured the services of the full back, who has initially joined the Highbury club for a month.

“He’s very highly thought of at Leeds,” said Alexander

“We’ve got Alan Goodall and Stephen Jordan injured, at least for another couple of weeks.

“It’s good to bring him in to have competition in the squad.”

And Alexander has no problems putting the defender straight into his first team plans.

“He’ll be good enough,” said Alexander.

“It’s a game of football, not a marathon.

“he’s used to playing football games.

“I don’t put too much emphasis on whether he’s too young or that he’s only been here for a couple of days.

“He’ll definitely go into the squad for Friday, we’ll see how it goes in training and we’ll pick a team we think can win down there at Southend.”

Taylor, who has been at Leeds since the age of 9, was more than happy to join up with the Town squad.

He said: “I found out about it yesterday, somebody said Fleetwood were interested and I thought it was a great opportunity.

“It didn’t take much convincing for me to come here.

“I didn’t know much about Fleetwood but I looked at the table, saw they were second in the division and my choice was made.”

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