Date: Fri 12 Aug 2022
By Steve Whitney
Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South club Weston-super-Mare AFC have announced the signing of centre-back Taylor Jones on a six-month loan from Championship side Cardiff City.
The 19-year-old is primarily a centre-back but can also be deployed at right-back and is comfortable on the right side of a back three, showing his versatility which will be key to manager Scott Bartlett’s side during the first part of the season.
Jones joined the Cardiff academy at the age of 7.
Originating from the Cynon Valley, he made the step up to the under-23 side for the 2021/22 season.
Bartlett told his club’s website: “We have targeted Taylor for a while now and we are delighted he’s with us.
“Darren Purse is a mutual friend of mine and Chris Barker’s and has really helped us with this one.
“We have had some really good loans from Cardiff in my time in Rollin Menayese, Dan Martin, Lloyd Humphries and James Waite, and Taylor is another solid character who jumped at the chance to come in with us.
“I’ve dragged my son to Hereford, Chippenham and Cardiff to watch Taylor three times this pre-season and we like what we saw, he is aggressive and a good defender.
“He is good in possession, versatile and has also captained Wales at under-19 level, he will be a good fit for us.
“I’d like to thank the board also for supporting this loan”.