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Exeter City sign Reading midfielder

Exeter City have signed Reading midfielder Jake Taylor on a free transfer.

The 24-year-old returns to the Grecians following a loan spell with the club which lasted for the majority of the 2011/12 season.

The twice-capped Welsh international spent the first part of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, but has now completed the permanent move to St James Park - bringing to an end to a seventeen-year spell with the Royals.

Jake Taylor Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

He is a player we know very well with him having spent a season with us on loan four or five years ago. It is a good opportunity to keep building the squad ahead of next year, and he will come straight into the squad for Saturday.

He is a very versatile player. He is a very bright player and he comes to us with good experience. He has been to quite a few clubs on loan; but obviously his major loan was with us, and I see it as it being a pretty smooth fit in terms of someone coming into the club.

He knows us and we know him, and he will add going forward into next season as we are building the team.

– Paul Tisdale, City manager

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Argyle extend their lead at the top of League Two

Here are the results from today's Bank Holiday Monday football matches:

Plymouth Argyle have extended their lead at the top of League Two to three points after coming from behind to beat Newport. Second half goals from Jake Jervis and Ryan Brunt secured the win for the Pilgrims.

Not such a good day for Exeter City, who were beaten 2-0 at home by AFC Wimbledon.

Yeovil played out a hard fought goal-less draw at home to promotion hopefuls Oxford.

And in the National League, Torquay United were narrowly beaten away at League leaders Cheltenham.

Exeter face giants Liverpool in FA Cup Third Round

Exeter City have been drawn against giants Liverpool in the FA Cup Third Round. Credit: PA Images

Exeter City will face seven-time winners Liverpool in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

The tie will take place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January.

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