MARK COOPER hopes the burgeoning relationship between Forest Green and Premier League  Bournemouth can go from strength-to-strength after capturing midfielder Kyle Taylor on a season-long loan.

“I’m delighted to sign Kyle and we hope this will be an on-going relationship with Bournemouth,” said Cooper, who expects to add another fresh face to his squad before the summer transfer window slams shut on Monday.

And Taylor 20, who watched his parent club held in 90 minutes before winning on penalties against Forest Green, trained with his team-mates for the first time on Friday and is ready to face Newport County at the New Lawn on Saturday.

“I’ve seen the ambitions of the club and I want to try and get the team promoted if possible,” said Taylor.

“I’d say I’m a creative midfielder and Forest Green’s style of play is pretty much perfectly suited to my game.

“League Two is probably more physical than the Premier League, and some teams will play a different type of football. Ultimately, I’ve seen the way FGR play and it’s about putting our impact on it and showing that tomorrow against Newport.

“I’m excited to play games and be involved in first team football. I drove up this morning, I’ve seen the stadium and the pitch, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Taylor signed a six-year youth deal with the south coast side at the age of 12, before penning a first professional contract in 2017.

His first taste of senior football came in July 2017 when he travelled with the first team to a pre-season training camp in Marbella, making his debut from the bench in a 2-1 friendly victory over Estoril.

January 2018 brought with it a first competitive appearance, coming on as a late substitute in a 3-0 FA Cup defeat at Wigan Athletic, before Taylor penned a new deal which would see him stay in Bournemouth until 2020, the following month.

In January of this year, Taylor penned another new deal with Bournemouth which will see him remain at the club until 2022.

Meanwhile, Cooper revealed in the wake of their match at Bournemouth on Wednesday, his backroom staff were invited to their training ground the following morning.

He said: “We stayed overnight in Bournemouth, and myself, James Mooney (secretary) and Richard Hughes (head of recruitment) were invited to the training facility, something we’re aspiring to do, the goodwill and congratulations and pats on the back was great.

“ It felt good to be at a Premier League Club and compete, they showed us they meant business getting through the tie with the team they picked, the subs they brought on, and they showed us full respect and they needed all of those players to beat us and in the end and I think we can describe it as a moral victory.”