Sutton United have signed Jamie Butler and Josh Taylor to three-month and two-year deals, the club has announced.

Speaking about the signings, manager Paul Doswell said: “Josh Taylor made my mind up within 15 minutes of watching him play against Havant [and Waterlooville] on Saturday.

“He was highly recommended to us by Mickey Adams and David Hughes at Midas Sports and, having seen him play for [Leyton] Orient and score two goals, we were surprised he wasn’t offered a deal there.

“Josh is a name very few people are aware of due to him spending the last four years doing a degree course on a football scholarship, but he’s had a good football education at Crystal Palace.”

Butler joined the club following a knee injury suffered by goalkeeper Ross Worner and his signing was ‘vital’ according to Doswell.

Worner is expected to be out for between four and six weeks ‘due to the swelling’.

Doswell said: “I’ve known Jamie Butler for many years and always admired his goalkeeping style and ability when he’s played against us.

“He’s currently training with the Chelsea loan group, and hopefully his time with us gives him the opportunity to play league football which he aspires to do.”