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18 July 2013

Lyle Taylor is delighted to have joined United, insisting a switch to Bramall Lane was an 'easy decision to make'.

The 23-year-old, who officially became a Blade on Wednesday afternoon, arrives from Falkirk for an undisclosed fee, after agreeing a two-year deal, with the Club having the option of a third.

Speaking after penning his contract, Taylor, who scored 29 goals for the Bairns last season, commented: "When I knew of Sheffield United's interest I didn't have to think twice. Once I spoke to the manager and saw the stadium and the facilities it was a really easy decision to make.

"I found out last Friday morning about the approach, so things have happened pretty quickly. I am happy to be here and I honestly feel this is a good move to progress my career.

"I really enjoyed my football last season and having scored a lot of goals for Falkirk I thought I could test myself at a higher level."

The former Millwall trainee added: "I owe a lot of my success last season to the management and coaching staff at Falkirk, so I will always be grateful to them for helping make this opportunity possible.

"It wasn't just about my performances and goals last season, it wouldn't have been possible had it not been for my team-mates, so moving up north is a great endorsement for any young player trying to establish themselves.

"I was given an opportunity by Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, but he then left to join Burnley and my fortunes took a nose dive under the two managers that succeeded him. Moving to Falkirk was my saviour, it was a fresh start, an opportunity to play on a regular basis and thankfully it worked out for me."

The striker is under no illusions about what is expected at Bramall Lane in the coming months:

"This is a fantastic opportunity at a huge club and one I am determined to take, the hard work starts now. The ambition of this club is matched by the size of it and ultimately by the manager.

"I am a goalscorer so my first focus is to be consistently putting the ball in the back of the net.

"League One is a strong league with a lot of clubs who will have genuine hopes of promotion, but I certainly expect us to be there or thereabouts."

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