Responses on Twitter have been flying in after news that Bristol City striker Matty Taylor has left the club to join Oxford United on a season-long loan deal.
The club announced that the striker has officially departed the club and that there is an option on the deal to bring the player back in January if they so wish.
Matty Taylor has joined Oxford United on a season-long loan, with the option of a recall in January.
Good luck Matty!
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) August 19, 2019
The centre-forward was an ex-U’s player and started his career while at Oxford, however, he rarely made an appearance for the side, featuring just seven times in the league before being sold by the club to Didcot Town.
Taylor then signed for Bristol Rovers as they dropped into the National League, helping them get back into the EFL with their first crack of the whip.
At Rovers, he managed to score a remarkable 67 goals in 132 appearances, while also helping Rovers get promoted into the third tier of English football.
Since joining Bristol City, he has started 23 games and has come on in 44 matches, only scoring the seven goals.
Now, Taylor will go all the way back to where is started by moving back to Oxford. The club are currently sat 11th after winning one, losing one and drawing one.
Ironically, Oxford United face Bristol Rovers on Saturday – meaning it would be the first time Taylor would play against his former side since leaving them for their biggest rivals.
Lots of Robins fans have responded on Twitter to the loan deal. Many have wished the player luck and also have given a few motivational messages to try and get him to score against the Gas on Saturday.
Here are some of the responses below…
Good luck snake
— Paul Harding (@Paulhards1978) August 19, 2019
Good luck to him . Should of played more games. Never forget that pass against Man United.
— Shaun bcfc (@Shaun75Bris) August 19, 2019
Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United on Saturday then
— P A T C H (@PatchWarner) August 19, 201
Bang the goals in for Oxford good luck matty
— jamesy (@afandkjjames) August 19, 2019
he hates rovers x
— Alex ツ (@AfobeDrip) August 19, 2019
Good move for him. Needs to get a run of games and show what he can do.
— Peter Neate (@Shirehorse1) August 19, 2019
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hope it works out for him. Completely wasted on the bench!
— Ryan Carreyett (@rjcarreyett) August 19, 2019