The former Charlton Athletic youngster started his football career in south-east London at under 14 level, signing his first professional contact in May 2017 following the completion of a Scholarship.

Taylor made his First Team debut for The Addicks back in August 2017 – an EFL Trophy Group Stage win over Crawley Town.

Two loan moves to Concord Rangers were sandwiched between a spell at League Two Newport County – where Maloney netted his first professional hat-trick in a 7-4 EFL Trophy victory over Cheltenham Town.

The Gravesend-born midfielder left The Valley in July 2020, but was then signed by Bromley a few months later and went on to make 17 appearances in The Vanarama National League.

A year later and Maloney moved to Isthmian League Premier Division Lewes on a free transfer, notching 10 goals from midfield in 32 games.

Signed by Welling United ahead of the most recent 2022/23 campaign, the crafty technician managed an impressive 12 goals and 13 assists from 24 games, with a Vanarama National League South season under his belt.

Manager Spencer Day added: “Someone I’ve been hoping we could get but had to be patient due to finances and jumped when others higher hesitated.

“Goals and assists galore as a number ten last season at Welling and multiple Man of the Matches.

“A fantastic signing for the club and he and I both believe we can push him back into the EFL sooner rather than later.”

Speaking to the official website, Taylor outlined his reasons for the move: “I think the ambition of the Club really.

“The Gaffer Spencer, a few of the boys down here I know already. It’s a really good group.

“Everything looks good to progress and that’s obviously what I want to do. Hopefully we can do that this season.”