The club are delighted to report that Ross Staley has rejoined the Peacocks after leaving the club two years ago to play in Australia. The 25 year old winger was a popular figure on the terraces at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, originally signing for the club in October 2016 from Hereford after beginning his career with Bristol Rovers. He then went on to play for Yate Town and Gloucester City and after some loan spells elsewhere went on to join Hereford. He made an immediate impact with the Peacocks, scoring eight goals from his first dozen starts before he departed to play and coach in Australia in January 2018, featuring for Rockingham City and then Eastern Lions.

Commenting on his return to the Peacocks, Ross said:” It’s a great honour for me to rejoin Taunton. I have followed their progress since I’ve been away and I’m very happy that Rob and the club have welcomed me back. I am now glad to say I have officially re-signed! I had great success in Australia, having won back to back promotions in two states, and my last club Eastern Lions are now playing in the highest non-league division in the country. I can only hope to bring some of my experience back and help Taunton push for promotion. I cannot wait to get started and see you all Saturday!”

Head of Football Rob Dray added:” It was a no-brainer to get a player of Ross’s calibre back to the club. He will give us good quality and increases the depth of the squad over the coming weeks.”