MIDFIELDER Kyle Taylor has ended his long association with boyhood club Cherries after leaving for League Two Exeter City on a permanent deal.

Exeter confirmed the move was a free transfer and Taylor has signed a contract until the summer of 2024.

The 22-year-old had been at the Dorset outfit for more than a decade, having signed a six-year youth contract at the club when he was 12.

Taylor worked his way through the ranks at Vitality Stadium. His first competitive appearance for the first team came as an 87th-minute substitute during Cherries’ 3-0 defeat at Wigan in January 2018.

He then started in a 3-1 home defeat to Brighton in the FA Cup in January 2019.

Raised in Lytchett Minster, Taylor’s only other competitive appearance for the club came in last week’s 6-0 thumping at the hands of Norwich City.

He did however score twice in the Dorset club’s 4-2 pre-season win over Real Balompedica Linense back in July.

Taylor, who has also had loan spells with Forest Green Rovers and Southend away from Vitality Stadium, joins a Grecians outfit currently 11th in League Two.

He could face former club Forest Green at St James’s Park on Saturday (3pm).