It may have been a late cameo appearance, but the sight of Sinead Taylor taking to the pitch for Wexford Youths signalled a giant leap forward.

The experienced striker featured for the first time this season in the final five minutes of the win away to DLR Waves and her availability will give the FAI Women's Senior Cup holders a welcome boost.

As they prepare to enter into the Second Phase of the season, Wexford have essentially bolstered a frontline that already includes Vanessa Ogbonna, Lauren Kelly, Blessing Kingsley, Aisling Frawley and Ellen Molloy.

Taylor, who has previously lined out for the likes of Galway WFC and UCD Waves, will offer them a physical presence through the middle with Molloy, Frawley and Kingsley more comfortable coming in from wide areas.

A proven goalscorer in this League, Taylor is someone who manager Tom Elmes hopes can propel his team into title race as putting the ball into the back of the net will become a major focus as the second half of the season gets going.

For the other teams set to come up against Wexford, this is bad news as handling Taylor will be a big issue and she is bound to improve with the more games that she plays over the coming weeks.

There is no doubt that a leading goalscorer can change a team's fortunes and Wexford need to add more goals to their game. So Taylor's arrival is perfectly timed.

Wexford Youths Goalscorers 2020
5 - Ellen Molloy
2 - Aisling Frawley, Lauren Kelly, Blessing Kingsley, Kylie Murphy
1 - Aiobheann Clancy, Edel Kennedy, Vanessa Ogbonna, Nicola Sinnott