SCOTT Parker believes Kyle Taylor has the opportunity to "kickstart his career" after leaving Cherries to join Exeter City.

Switzerland-born Taylor, who moved to Lytchett Minster as a child, came through the academy at Cherries, spending more than a decade at the club.

As well as experiencing time out on loan at Forest Green Rovers and Southend United in recent years, the midfielder also made three competitive senior appearances for Cherries.

They came in FA Cup defeats against Wigan and Brighton, before starting the 6-0 loss at Norwich City in this season's Carabao Cup.

Having returned from Southend, Taylor, 22, featured regularly for Parker during pre-season. He netted twice in the new boss's first game in charge - a 4-2 win over Spanish outfit Real Balompedica Linense during a training camp in Marbella.

He was also part of the matchday squad for all of Cherries' first five Championship fixtures this season, although failed to make it off of the bench.

However, following the return to fitness of senior players and the addition of fellow midfielder Ryan Christie from Celtic, Taylor has now departed the club, exiting to join Exeter on deadline day.

Taylor made his Grecians debut against former club Forest Green, before coming on for the final nine minutes as Exeter thrashed Scunthorpe United 4-0 at Glanford Park on Saturday. The contest saw Taylor come up against former teammate Jake Scrimshaw, who is currently on loan at Scunthorpe from Cherries.

Discussing the decision to let Taylor leave Cherries, Parker told the Daily Echo: "He needed minutes. It’s an opportunity for him to go and play consistently, go and kickstart his career really.

"We felt that it was fair for him to go and do that really.

"There wouldn’t have been an opportunity for him to play a lot of minutes (here).

"Although I was really pleased and impressed with him, I felt that it was the right thing for the boy and his career really."