HARRIERS have completed the signing of attacking full-back Joel Taylor.

The 21-year-old rose through the ranks at Stoke City as a youngster, earning a professional contract as a teenager four years ago.

He made his competitive debut for Stoke with a handful of appearances in the Checkatrade Trophy and also spent time out on loan at League One side Rochdale.

Despite being named the Player of the Year for Stoke’s U21 side last term, the Birmingham-born left-back was released by the Premier League club in the summer.

He has been training with the Harriers squad this week and has signed a short-term deal to become part of John Eustace’s set-up.

He’ll be available for tomorrow’s trip to FC United of Manchester.