Taylor, Jake

Birth Date

1st December 1991

Birthplace

Ascot, England

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

Jake Taylor joined Reading at the age of eight and made 31 appearances for the Royals having graduated from their academy.

He had a number of loan periods with Aldershot, Crawley, Leyton Orient, Cheltenham and Motherwell from 2011 to 2016.

Taylor has represented Wales at under-17 and under-19 level. On 18 May 2010 Taylor made his debut for the Wales under-21 side in a 1–0 defeat to Austria. In his last game for the under-21s, he captained the side against the Czech Republic in a 5–0 defeat.
In September 2014 Taylor was called up to the senior Wales squad for a match against Andorra. He made his international debut against Cyprus in the same season.

The twice-capped Welsh international returned to the Grecians on a permanent basis in January 2016, after a previous loan spell that lasted for the majority of the 2011/12 campaign.

Jake played an incredible 51 games for the Grecians in season 2016/17 as they reached League Two play-off final. Most of those appearances came in central midfield, but Jake also filled in on the right wing, in a No. 10 role and at right back. His versatility earned him praise from manager Paul Tisdale at the end of season awards where he was named the players' player of the year.

Appearances

179

Goals

22

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