By 90Min
December 12, 2017

Reigning Indian Super League champions ATK have confirmed the surprise signing of former Newcastle United and England under-21 international Ryan Taylor. The 33-year-old has seemingly been drafted in to replace fellow Englishman Carl Baker, who recently suffered a season ending achilles tendon injury. 

Taylor has been no stranger to such issues, having spent an injury ravaged seven seasons at Newcastle United. The full-back managed to rack up a measly 18 competitive appearances for the Magpies in his final three seasons, after undergoing two surgeries on a recurring anterior cruciate ligament injury. 

Since leaving St. James' Park in 2015, Taylor has had short spells at Hull City and Port Vale respectively, but has been without a club since the end of last season. 

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Ryan Taylor will not be the only recognisable name to English football fans on the ATK team sheet this season. 

The 33-year-old will line up alongside former England youth internationals Conor Thomas and Tom Thorpe, and the Indian Super League champions' current "marquee" player -Tottenham Hotspur and Republic of Ireland international -  Robbie Keane. Coupled with the British and Irish influence on the pitch, ATK also boast England legend Teddy Sheringham as their head coach.

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