First Team

Taylor Moore signs on loan

27th August 2021

Robbie Neilson has bolstered his backline with the loan addition of Taylor Moore.

The defender joins the Jambos from Bristol City on a season-long loan, subject to international clearance.

Capped for England U20s, 24-year-old Taylor has a wealth of experience both at home and abroad.

Born in London, Taylor moved to France aged 7 and joined the youth academy of RC Lens. He made his Lens first team debut in Ligue 1 – the French top flight – in May 2015 and would go on to make 10 appearances for them, as well as 35 appearances for Lens II.

August 2016 saw Taylor return to Britain to join Championship side Bristol City. He gained more first-team experience with loans at Bury, Cheltenham Town, Southend United and Blackpool, before pulling on a Bristol City jersey 59 times, scoring one goal.

The 6’2” centre-half has international recognition too, representing England at U17, U18, U19 and U20 levels. He was part of the England squad that won the U17s European Championships in 2014, scoring in the shootout victory against the Netherlands.

Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, manager Robbie said: “I’m really pleased to have Taylor join us for the season.

“He’s got a wealth of experience at a really high level, both in England and in France, so to get him here is a bit of coup.

“His style of play will suit how we play and he’s versatile too, which is a bonus, so I’m sure he’ll do really well for us.”

Sporting director Joe Savage said: “Our patience in this transfer window is paying off because we are attracting really high calibre players to the club.

“Taylor was very keen to come up to Hearts which is always a good sign and it shows how well this club is regarded.

“Our thanks go to Bristol City for their assistance with this move, and we’ll keep on working hard to make sure the manager has the squad he desires for our Premiership campaign.”