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Wanderers have made their second deadline-day swoop of the day to land West Bromwich Albion defender Caleb Taylor.

Taylor joins the Whites on loan for the rest of the season to strengthen manager Ian Evatt’s central defensive options.

With injury concerns over Ricardo Almeida Santos and Eoin Toal, Wanderers have moved quickly to reinforce their squad for the final 19 games of their promotion challenge in League One.

And in Taylor, who will wear squad number 21, the Whites have a player with both Championship and League One experience.

The towering defender, 21, has made half-a-dozen appearances for the Baggies this season and last season made 42 starts for Cheltenham - helping the Robins to a home win over Wanderers - as they achieved the highest League position in their history.

Having come through the Academy ranks at the Hawthorns, Taylor will link up again with on-loan Albion defender Zac Ashworth at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

And manager Ian Evatt is delighted to have made Taylor his fourth signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of striker Aaron Collins and the loan pair of Nathanael Ogbeta and Calvin Ramsay.

“Caleb is another high-quality young player we are fortunate to have been able to bring to the club,” said Evatt.

“At an important time of the season it’s vital we don’t leave ourselves short in an any area and this signing provides us extra competition and cover in the centre of defence.

“Caleb had an excellent season with Cheltenham last season so knows what’s required at this level and we’re delighted to have him here as we look to continue with our challenge and try and achieve what we want to this season.”

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