Port Vale FC have announced the signing of former Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor.
Taylor is a free agent after being released by Hull City in the summer but has played well over a hundred times in the Premier League for both Newcastle and Wigan.
Clubs: Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United, Hull City
Taylor is renowned as a set piece expert as this goal against Scunthorpe shows:
A statement from Port Vale said:
We are delighted to announce the signing of defender Ryan Taylor on a short term deal, subject to EFL approval.
The defender, who is also known to play in midfield, has enjoyed a fantastic career in the Premier League will add a vast amount of experience to the Vale side.
Taylor has spent 9 years of his career in the top flight, playing for Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United.
Last season, the 32 year-old was part of the Hull City side who won promotion to the Premier League, the third promotion of his career.
He was promoted in 2004 with Tranmere Rovers to League One and again in 2010 with Newcastle .
Ryan has made over 300 appearances throughout his career and has scored over 30 goals, with some fantastic free-kicks, which the defender is well-known for.
He also made four appearances for the England Under-21’s back in 2005, following a great year which saw him named in the League One PFA Team Of The Year.
Taylor will wear the number 40 shirt for Vale and will be available for selection tomorrow.