Forest Green recall loan star Taylor from Blues

Chester FC: Matty Taylor's successful loan spell ended prematurely

Ian Cooper
Forest Green Rovers have recalled Matty Taylor from his loan with Chester FC

Matty Taylor has returned to Forest Green Rovers after the Gloucestershire club cut short his loan spell with Chester FC.

Taylor, 23, has been a huge hit since arriving at the Swansway Chester Stadium on January 31, scoring six times in seven games including a hat-trick in the 4-3 win at Tamworth.

His impressive form has been an integral part of the revival that has seen the Blues pick up 11 points from five games and move six points clear of the relegation zone.

Taylor had been due to remain on loan with Steve Burr's side until the end of the season but his parent club have opted to recall the former Oxford United youngster.

Forest Green beat off other clubs to sign Taylor for an undisclosed fee from Southern League club North Leigh in September 2011.

He fell out of favour this season under new boss Adrian Pennock and looked to have played his last game for Rovers, particularly after Pennock bolstered an already bulging strikeforce with Lee Hughes, Jason Walker and Luke Rodgers.

But with his side an outside chance for the play-offs and having 14 games left to play Pennock has opted to recall Taylor.

His departure leaves the Blues light on attacking options with Gareth Seddon the only experienced striker on the books after Jamie Reed moved to Australian club South Melbourne.

Teenagers Tom Peers and Sean Miller - on loan with Evo-Stik Premier Division side Skelmersdale United - could have a part to play over the remainder of the season.

Burr will probably look to dip into the loan market again before the deadline later this month but could turn to Jamie Menagh or Craig Lindfield for tomorrow's trip to Aldershot Town (7.45pm).

 

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