Saints sign Taylor on loan from Hull City

Alfie Taylor

Alfie Taylor Credit: St Patrick's Athletic

Alfie Taylor signs a loan deal with St. Patrick's Athletic from Championship side Hull City.

Taylor is the Inchicore side’s 7th new signing ahead of the 2024 League of Ireland campaign.

The 19-year-old started his career with the Hull City youth academy when he was 9 and has since climbed through the ranks, signing his first professional contract at the club in May of 2021.

Pending international clearance, Taylor could make his opening appearance with the Dublin 8 outfit this weekend with a pre-season friendly away to Athlone Town.

Speaking with, manager Jon Daly said: "Alfie is another excellent addition to our squad and we're happy to welcome him to the group.

"As a left-footer, he'll give us good balance in that position and will add to and strengthen our options along with our other centre-backs.

"Alfie has been in with us for the last couple of days and has done well, he is already settling into the group.

"He's developed in the Hull City Academy for the last ten years, and has been around their First Team squad too so he's got good experience for a 19-year-old.

"It's a good challenge for him coming into the League of Ireland and we're looking forward to seeing him continuing his development with us."

Proud to sign with the Saints, Taylor told "I'm really happy to be here, the gaffer (Jon Daly) rang me last week and we had a good conversation about the club and the League of Ireland, I can't wait to start the new season.

"I've been at Hull City since I was 9 and really enjoyed my time there so far, coming up through the ranks in the Academy, the U21s, training with the first team and being on the bench a few times.

"Now I want to play senior football and move away from home, I've been living at home for my whole life so I thought moving away would be good for me to help me mature and improve as a player.

"The first couple of sessions here have been really tough to be honest with lots of running because the boys are in pre-season but it's been good, I've been training at Hull City so I'm fit and ready to go.

"It's a big step in my career, hopefully I can push on and do well."