Wycombe Wanderers have confirmed the signing of former Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic and Nottingham Forest striker, Lyle Taylor.

The 33-year-old has penned a short-term deal and could be in line to make his Chairboys bow against his former team, AFC Wimbledon, in this weekend’s Football League Trophy fixture at Adams Park.

His arrival to South Buckinghamshire comes after he was released by Forest this summer, where he failed to make a single appearance for the Premier League club last season.

Speaking on the Montserrat international’s entrance at Adams Park, manager Matt Bloomfield said: “I’m pleased to have him on board.

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“I’ve been speaking to Lyle for a couple of months since the end of the summer transfer window.

“We were looking to see if Lyle was able to come in at that point, but he had attention from clubs higher up the food chain.

“He wanted to see if anything came to fruition and unfortunately for him, it didn’t but fortunately for us, he was still available.

“After the weekend, I spoke to him and following our conversations, he is so hungry to prove what he can do.

“He can score goals with his feet, he’s a player with great calibre that has played at a very high level.

“This could work for us and I like him a lot.

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“He’s got a point to prove and we know he’s got that goal scoring ability.

“Got a lot of experience so we’re looking forward to welcoming him in.”

Before joining Wycombe, Taylor had played against the Chairboys on seven occasions in which he never appeared on the losing side.

He enjoyed six victories and one draw when facing Wanderers, scoring five times.

This includes bagging a brace for Nottingham Forest against the Chairboys in November 2020, when both sides were in the Championship.

Bloomfield added: “Lyle is a very good goal scorer and he is someone who has been a pain when playing against Wycombe.

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“During the Wimbledon days when it was him and B [Adebayo Akinfenwa] up top, they caused us so many problems.

“He’s got a lot of quality and we’re hoping to provide him with a platform to get himself going again.

“He’s got a load of football left in his legs still and hopefully he’ll come good for us.”

Finally, despite Taylor’s last competitive club appearance coming in May 2022, Bloomfield stated he has no issues with to what the Montserrat forward can bring to Adams Park.

He concluded: “Wycombe has been a home for people over the last few years who have one last point to prove.

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“Look at Bayo when he joined us from Wimbledon, he had six of the best years of his career with us.

“Other players in their 30s have gone on to play some of their best football, and I’ll be honest, I’ve warmed to Lyle due to our conversations.

“He’s very honest as he tells you the truth behind the situation and I admire that.

“He leads the line, he’s a thorn in the opposition and he knows how to score.”

He will wear the number 30 shirt for the club