A photo of Albion defender Caleb Taylor ahead of the 2023/24 season

Taylor moved to Sky Bet League One side Bolton Wanderers on loan in February 2024.

Caleb reaped the benefits from his first loan spell in senior football at Sky Bet League One side Cheltenham Town over the 2022/23 season.

The defender made just shy of 50 appearances for the Robins across all competitions, helping the Gloucestershire-based side retain their third-tier status in the process. 

It was a big season for one of the club's exciting young prospects, and it's a full year of men's football Taylor will be hoping to use to achieve his next targets with the Baggies.

Caleb has embraced challenges and responsibility during his time with the Baggies, which started at Under-10s. 

A colossus at the heart of defence, Caleb has skippered Albion’s Under-18s and Under-23s sides. The centre-back is a vocal figure among the Baggies’ youngsters and has ensured their high standards on the pitch have been maintained during the next phases of their careers.

Son of former Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor, Caleb made big steps in his hope of regular first-team football. He regularly trained with the senior squad and made his maiden appearance in the Albion first team under Valérien Ismaël, starting against Premier League side Arsenal in August 2021.

The centre-half also made his first league outing in the senior side, coming off the bench in the Baggies' final home game of the 2021/22 season against Barnsley in May 2022. 

Taylor led the Baggies' PL2 side to PL Cup glory in the same month, beating local rivals Wolves 5-4 on penalties, and produced a number of crucial blocks - most notably against Cardiff and Everton - to help Albion preserve their advantages during important stages of the 2020/21 FA Youth Cup run. 

And the defender was given an invaluable experience towards the end of the 2020/21 season when his fine performances in youth games and hard work in training was rewarded with a place in Sam Allardyce’s Premier League matchday squad towards the end of the campaign. 

Albion’s Premier League clash at Arsenal saw Caleb travel with the first team to the Emirates Stadium, making the bench with several senior figures, and the youngster will be hoping his success will be the first of many to come in B71.