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Karl Robinson admits he almost signed Lyle Taylor six months earlier

Karl Robinson admits he almost signed Lyle Taylor six months earlier

Charlton Athletic were held to a 1-1 draw against Oxford United on Tuesday evening in League One.

It was a game that saw former manager Karl Robinson return to The Valley, a ground where he spent just under 18 months trying to take the team out of the division before leaving by mutual consent in March 2018.

Lyle Taylor scored for the home side with a penalty in the first half, however, it was not enough for Charlton to get the three points on the night.

The former AFC Wimbledon was a player that Robinson had tried to sign before departing The Valley and he revealed to London News Online that he almost managed to get him in January.

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He stated that the Dons had decided to revoke the possibility of a deal happening, suggesting that Taylor could have been a Charlton player earlier than he originally became one.

“Everyone knows Lyle Taylor was one of the ones I was desperate to sign Christmas last year but it got revoked unfortunately, or he’d have been here six months earlier,” he said.

The Verdict:

Charlton fans have been delighted with the performances that Taylor has managed to put in for the club since completing a summer move from Wimbledon.

The 28-year-old has already emerged as a star for the Addicks this season and has become a key player for Lee Bowyer’s side, having netted eight goals in League One so far.

Charlton will be hoping he can continue his fine form for them as they look to finally get out of the division and make a long-awaited return to the Championship.

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