Another One Gets The Chop

Last updated : 17 January 2006 By Tom Kirk

MK Dons have today completed the signing of Argyle striker Scott Taylor for a fee of £100,000. Tony Pulis has recouped the exact fee that Bobby Williamson spent on bringing the 29-year-old to Home Park just over a year ago.

Ever since the summer, Taylor has reported to be unsettled in the Westcountry after failing to replicate his phomenonally-profilic goalscoring form in his three years at Blackpool. His first-team chances came in spells but since Pulis' appointment as manager in September, Scott's inclusion was rare as team-mates Chadwick and Evans were favoured in attack.

A recent injury to Chadwick and the release of Matt Derbyshire has seen Taylor feature a little more, including a start against Leeds but he didn't exactly impress. The ability has always evident but the combination of personal and confidence problems together with bad luck will mean that the striker is unlikely to remember his time with the Pilgrims fondly.

Tony Pulis described Taylor, when questioned on the departure of his No.10, as "model professional". "He's not always been involved in the team, or even in the squad", the Greens boss relayed, "but his attitude and application have been first class".

We wish Scott all the best his new club and we hope he proves himself to be a truly great talisman once again.

However, Plymouth are left with just two natural frontmen, in Chadwick and Evans, tied to professional deals. Argyle fans have been very pleased with the form of the pair, particularly with how their balance of qualities compliment each other. Now with just youngster Chris Zebroski and the versatile, yet recently injury-ridden, Lee Hodges in reserve, Tony Pulis is surely looking for players to compete with the current strikers. Taylor's departure is sure to suggest that a new arrival in imminent but the Welshman can now afford to take his time with some good money to spend.