Brentford sign Martin Taylor

Sheffield Wednesday's Martin Taylor in action against Bolton on September 22, 2012
© Getty Images
Brentford secure the services of Sheffield Wednesday centre-back Martin Taylor on a four-week loan deal.

Sheffield Wednesday defender Martin Taylor has joined League One side Brentford on a one-month loan deal.

The 33-year-old signed for the Owls last summer, but he was only handed 13 appearances in the Championship last term and is yet to turn out for them this season.

Speaking about the signing, Brentford manager Uwe Rosler admitted that he is pleased to have added more competition to his defensive ranks.

"Ever since Liam Moore left us last season [to go back to parent club Leicester City] we have been after a centre-half," he told the club's official website. "We worked on a few things in the transfer window and we got Ben Nugent in from Cardiff City on loan but I felt we needed more competition in that department.

"With Jake Bidwell out injured and Scott Barron coming back from a long layoff and then picking up a groin problem that meant he couldn't play against Bradford City on Saturday we needed to bolster the defence. Martin had a bunch of experience. He is a big unit."

Taylor started his career with Blackburn Rovers, before having spells with Birmingham City and Watford.

Johnstone's Paint Trophy
7pm
Hartlepool
vs
Sheff Utd
7.15pm
Luton
vs
Leyton Orient
7.45pm
Accrington
vs
Bury
7.45pm
AFC Wimbledon
vs
Plymouth
7.45pm
Cambridge
vs
Dag & Red
7.45pm
Doncaster
vs
Burton Albion
7.45pm
Exeter
vs
Portsmouth
7.45pm
Millwall
vs
Peterborough
7.45pm
Morecambe
vs
Walsall
7.45pm
Newport County
vs
Swindon
7.45pm
Northampton
vs
Colchester
7.45pm
Notts County
vs
Mansfield
7.45pm
Port Vale
vs
Carlisle
7.45pm
Scunthorpe
vs
Barnsley
7.45pm
Shrewsbury
vs
Oldham
7.45pm
Yeovil
vs
Barnet
Scottish League One
7.45pm
Ayr United
vs
Stenhousemuir
Tables