KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have signed Manchester United youngster Max Taylor on a season-long loan in a huge coup for the National League North club.

Taylor, 20, has signed in time to be eligible for Harriers' FA Cup qualifying trip to Alvechurch tomorrow (Saturday).

The defender is yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League giants but was part of their squad for a Europa League game last season.

He battled testicular cancer just months after signing his first professional contract and signed a new deal with United this year, having been at Old Trafford since he was 14.

He enjoyed a spell on loan at Northern Premier side Stalybridge Celtic last season and has played for Manchester United under-21s in Premier League 2 and the Football League Trophy.

Taylor has been training with Harriers for the last couple of weeks, and featured against Stockport County in a pre-season friendly.

He is the second Premier League defender to join Harriers on loan in as many seasons after Liverpool's Rhys Williams spent time at Aggborough last term.

Williams has since gone on to make his senior Liverpool debut this season, impressing in League Cup games against Lincoln City and Arsenal.

Harriers, meanwhile, have further boosted their squad by signing former Accrington, York, Tamworth, Wrexham and Barrow goalkeeper Luke Simpson.