Cheltenham Town: Is Taylor set for a Robins departure?
OUT-OF-FAVOUR midfielder Jason Taylor could be set for a loan move away from Cheltenham Town.
The Echo understands the abrasive former Rotherham United man has asked to leave in search of first-team football.
Taylor has not featured in any of the Robins' opening three matches of the season.
The 26-year-old arrived from Rotherham on a two-and-a-half year deal in January, making his debut in the 2-1 home win over Torquay United on February 2.
With skipper Russ Penn and summer signing from Shrewsbury Matt Richards ahead of him in the pecking order, Taylor does not appear to feature in boss Mark Yates' plans.
He played 90 minutes in yesterday's 3-2 reserve team friendly defeat by Torquay United.
While Taylor may be on his way out, Cheltenham are looking at ex-Wigan midfielder Callum Morris.
The 20-year-old featured as a substitute in the final pre-season friendly against Kidderminster Harriers.
He played 90 minutes in yesterday's training ground reserve match against Torquay United, scoring a penalty early in the second half.
Assistant manager Neil Howarth said Morris had impressed during training and during his reserve team outing.
"Callum's enjoyed coming down and we've enjoyed having an extended look at him," Howarth said.
"He played very well yesterday, showing on a bigger pitch and in a match environment, that he is a talented player.
"We had him recommended to us from Wigan and I've spoken to people up there who've said he's worth a look.
"He's enjoyed it, his fitness is improving and he's looking okay."
Meanwhile, Cheltenham have been linked with a swoop for striker Steven Gillespie, who has fallen out of favour at Fleetwood Town.
The move was believed to have been close ahead of last Saturday's trip to Chesterfield, but it fell through.
Gillespie left Cheltenham to join Colchester United for a club record fee of £400,000 in July 2008.
Howarth said: "We are still working hard to bring in a loan striker.
"We're happy with the squad, but we always need to keep on top of things, ready to act when things may occur and the phone has been busy this week.
Cover is needed up front with Jamie Cureton (shoulder) sidelined and Terry Gornell (groin) also struggling for Saturday's home match against Plymouth.
"Ian Weston is pleased with the way Terry has progressed since Saturday," Howarth said. "But I don't know if he'll be ready to play on Saturday."