Woking have completed the signing of Cambridge United captain Greg Taylor on a free transfer, ahead of the 2023/24 National League season as confirmed via a statement on the club’s official website.
The experienced defender will make the move to the National League promotion hopefuls, in a bid to try and take Woking into the EFL, after they fell short in the play-offs last season.
Who is Greg Taylor?
The 33-year-old began his professional career with Northampton Town, before having a series of Non-League moves with the likes of Kettering Town, Darlington and Luton Town, before joining Cambridge in 2013.
During his stint with the club, Taylor made over 160 EFL appearances as well as helping the football club to promotion into League Two, as well as their promotion into League One and played a role in the club’s great escape last season.
Is the second time the charm?
Woking were one of the National League’s surprise packages last season, as they secured a top seven finish. The club went toe-to-toe with Chesterfield for the top three spots, before falling short towards the end of the campaign.
This summer, the club have already started strongly, as they seek to improve on what was a strong 2022/23 campaign, especially with the likes of Notts County and Wrexham no longer in the league.
What’s been said?
Upon joining the club, the club’s manager Darren Sarll stated…
”I’ve waited very patiently to recruit for this position and I hope supporters can appreciate the magnitude of this addition.
“Greg has a wonderful reputation in league football and has successfully navigated through the National League and League Two with Cambridge – mostly as captain.”
I have to admit, this is a contender for one of the best signings of the summer in the National League so far. I know that Taylor is 33, but I still expected him to secure another EFL move this summer.
Therefore, the fact that Woking have managed to swoop in and land the defender is a truly exciting sight and I believe they will have what it takes to pick up where they left off last season.