CHERRIES midfielder Kyle Taylor revealed how he jumped at the chance to be reunited with Mark Molesley at Southend United.

The 21-year-old yesterday joined the Shrimpers on loan until January, having spent the past five years working with ex-Cherries star Molesley in the Dorset club’s academy set up.

He could be involved when Southend host Morecambe in League Two this afternoon.

“I’m buzzing to finally get signed," said Taylor. "Driving up, I was so excited and I can’t wait to get started.

“It’s been a quick turnaround.

"There’s been a bit of interest and then it finally got done.”

Taylor has made two appearances for Cherries in the FA Cup and also spent time on loan with Forest Green Rovers last season, featuring on 10 occasions.

He joins a Southend side still looking for their first victory of the campaign, with four straight defeats coming in all competitions.

“The step up from under-21s football to men’s football is such a big step,” said Taylor.

“The experience I had last year at Forest Green showed me a lot and I learned a lot from it too.

"I feel like I’m ready to bring that here to Southend.

“It’s been a tough start to League Two but hopefully I can bring something to the team if I'm called upon.”

And boss Molesley is delighted to have brought in the midfielder.

“KT is no stranger to us," he said. “We’re looking to add quality to this football club and KT certainly does that.

“He’s technically a very good footballer, he understands the way we want to play and I think it will be quite a seamless transition for him to come in here.

“He can play central, he can play as a 10 or he can even play wide.

"He’s an intelligent footballer and he’s another one who’s hungry to prove himself.”