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Youngster Kyle Taylor is earning a lot or praise

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The AFC Bournemouth footballer has signed a three-and-a-half year contract after he impressed everybody when playing for the team’s senior squad.

19-year-old Kyle Taylor is a product of AFC Bournemouth Academy.

The youngster was spotted by academy manager Joe Roach.

And now the midfielder has been called to the first team and has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with the English Premier League club.

“Kyle has been with us for the whole length of the journey and it’s great to see,” Roach told the team’s official website.

“He was fairly slight when he was younger but he has always been very technical and a nice player who caught the eye.”

“He was given an early scholarship, which is not the norm, and played up a year and did well,” he explained.

“Like with all young players, there were areas of his game he needed to improve.”

“When Carl Fletcher and I came back to the club in 2014, Kyle was at the start of his scholarship journey,” he added.

“We viewed him in terms of how we were going to fit him in with regard to his physical side and perhaps trying to be a little stronger mentally.”

“We spoke to Kyle and his parents and outlined what we felt he needed to do to make sure he got over the line at the end of the scholarship. It was quite strong but it centered on what he needed to focus on,” Roach continued.

“His response was fantastic. It was one of those moments I remember, as I have with others when one little seed made sure he focused on where he should be.”