Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of forward Douglas James-Taylor on a season-long loan from Championship side Stoke City.
The 20-year-old began his career at Salford City where his impressive performances in their Under 18s caught the eye of the Potters, who he signed for in the summer of 2020.
James-Taylor played regularly for the Under 23s and has 16 goals to his name in Premier League 2.
Additionally, he scored a hat-trick within the space of just seven minutes in a Premier League Cup tie against Southend United last season.
The powerful striker also gained experience of men’s football last campaign. His first loan spell came at Wealdstone in the National League before a stint with AFC Fylde in National League North where he scored twice in nine outings.
James-Taylor is looking forward to the challenge and is relishing the chance to play in the EFL.
“As someone who wants to try and achieve things in football, a league loan is a huge thing for me and hopefully I will be successful,” he said.
“It’s another step up so I have now got to push myself even harder and see what I can do with the Club.
“I would say that I am powerful, I am fast and I am strong. I like to think that I am good at finishing and scoring goals as well.”
Saddlers Head Coach Michael Flynn is pleased to add the forward to the squad.
“Douglas is coming in and is a very exciting player,” he said.
“He’s scored goals and had men’s football out on loan, he’s got a fantastic attitude and he’s a very bright young man.
“He’s coming in with the right attitude to provide competition up front and out wide.”