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Sittingbourne FC striker Joe Taylor invited for trial with Swedish side Ostersunds KF

Joe Taylor. Picture: Martin Apps
Joe Taylor. Picture: Martin Apps

Sittingbourne striker Joe Taylor is on trial with a professional football club in Sweden.

Brickies’ 14-goal leading scorer has linked up with Swedish second-tier side Ostersunds KF for pre-season training ahead of the new campaign which starts in April.

Ostersunds are managed by Englishman Graham Potter, a former West Brom full-back, but Brickies joint-boss Matt Wyatt is unsure how Taylor came to their attention.

Wyatt said: “I don’t know how they found out about Joe but Alex Dyer went there from Welling in December, so they must have English connections.

“We’re delighted for Joe and would never stand in the way of him progressing his career."

Taylor has a rolling contract at Sittingbourne and would command a fee from the Superettan club. Wyatt said: “He’s one of our main assets. He’s a young lad, our top scorer and one of the top scorers in Ryman South, so he’s got to be worth a bit. There’s also a sell-on clause to consider.

“If he were to move on to a higher level, £10,000 or whatever would be a huge amount of money to Sittingbourne."

Four other players will be missing for Sittingbourne's game at Guernsey on Wednesday. Stephen Okoh, Nick Dunsdon, Ollie Gray and Tom Brunt have work commitments. 

The Brickies are at home to Hastings on Saturday.

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