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ISL 2017: ATK rope in former Newcastle star Ryan Taylor in place of Carl Baker

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Kolkata, Dec 12 (PTI) Two-time ISL champions ATK announced today that the team has signed former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor as a replacement for the injured Carl Baker.

Ryan, a versatile player and former England under-21 international, has the ability to play as a full-back or across the midfield and has excellent free-kick taking and dead ball skills.

Ryan began his career at Tranmere Rovers in 2002 and made 122 league and cup appearances in three full seasons with the club, besides being voted as Tranmere's Player of the Year.

He has previously played for clubs like Wigan Athletic and later joined Newcastle United. Ryan had helped Newcastle United to win as champions of the Championship in 200910 and helped the team graduate from relegation.

"I am very excited to play for ATK. I know ATK has a huge fan following who share a high level of passion for their team. I will give my best, for the team and we will get back to winning ways," said Taylor