Taiwo wants a fresh start at Kenilworth Road

Solomon Taiwo in action for Dagenham & RedbridgeSolomon Taiwo in action for Dagenham & Redbridge
Solomon Taiwo in action for Dagenham & Redbridge
Midfielder Solomon Taiwo wants to make a fresh start to his career with Luton Town, writes Mike Simmonds.

The 27-year-old was reunited with new Town boss John Still, signing until the end of the season on Thursday.

It was Still who plucked Taiwo from non-league obscurity while at former club Dagenham & Redbridge, before selling him to Cardiff City for £250,000.

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Taiwo’s career in Wales never really took off and he hasn’t settled anywhere since.

Speaking to the News/Gazette, he said: “I haven’t really been as committed as I probably should have.

“I’ve taken my foot off the pedal, but it’s time to put all that behind me and start again.”

Taiwo readily admitted being back in non-league wasn’t what he had hoped for, saying: “It’s not ideal, there’s no doubt about it.

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“It’s going to hurt me and mentally it’s going to challenge me, that’s what happens in life.”

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