Richards joins Birmingham City on loan

Midfielder links up with Championship side until end of the season

By Paul Camillin • 07 January 2022

Taylor Richards has joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder becomes the latest young player to make the move to the Championship.

Head coach Graham Potter said, "Taylor has been with the first-team squad for the first part of the season, he has benefitted from that time and has made great progress during.

"He has played in the Carabao Cup ties and also made his Premier League debut, but we feel it is important for him to play regular football during the second half of the season and he will get that opportunity with Birmingham, a club I know well."

By Paul Hazlewood
Taylor Richards made his Premier League debut in August.

A number of Albion's younger players have benefitted from loan moves to EFL clubs in recent seasons including Richards, who spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers. 

He scored 11 goals and contributed five assists in 48 appearances during a highly successful spell at Rovers in League One.

Richards, who joined Albion in 2019 from Manchester City, has also represented England at under-17 level. He made his Premier League debut as a substitute in the home match against Everton earlier this season, and has made five first-team appearances for Albion.