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Peterborough chairman suggested club signed Paul Taylor from Ipswich Town

PUBLISHED: 18:39 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 18:39 26 September 2013

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Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson revealed it was his chairman who suggested a loan swoop for Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor, after Posh sealed a one-month deal for the 25-year-old.

Taylor was a big hit in his first spell with United and earned a big-money move to Portman Road last August, following 12 goals in 48 games for Posh.

However, his time in Suffolk has been disrupted by a long-standing ankle injury from which he has only just recovered, and a month in League One will help him build up his match-fitness.

“I had a conversation with the chairman (Darragh MacAnthony) on Wednesday afternoon. We were aware that Lee (Tomlin) had his scan in the evening and that we were getting the results on Thursday morning,” said Ferguson on the official Posh website.

“He suggested Paul Taylor and I have to be honest, I didn’t think of him because I didn’t think we could do a deal. However, Ipswich have allowed him to come out and get games so I thank Mick McCarthy for making the deal happen.

“I was quite happy to go with what I had, but when it became clear we could get him, I couldn’t turn that opportunity down. Paul is a very good player and that is why he got the move he did.

“When you get player on-loan, it sometimes takes quite a long time to settle and get to know everyone, but Paul knows the place and the lads. He knows how we want to play, which is the important thing.

“He can play two or three different positions and I think it is a very good signing for us, there is no question about that. I am glad that I had the conversation with the chairman.”

Former Ipswich Town and Norwich City players have recounted their East Anglian derby memories ahead of Sunday’s clash between the sides at Portman Road.

Norwich City will ‘never, ever be a bigger club than Ipswich Town’, says Blues legend Ray Crawford.

Norwich City travel to Ipswich Town for the latest episode of the East Anglian football derby on Sunday.

The wait is nearly over – the first East Anglian derby of the season takes place this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko) as Ipswich Town host Norwich City at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town host Norwich City in the first East Anglian derby of the 2017/18 campaign this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko).

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Ipswich Town 11

Walsham-le-Willows 0

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Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira last night kicked off derby week with a shot at Ipswich Town – insisting the Canaries are a ‘better club’ than the Blues, and have ‘better players.’

Next Sunday’s derby now assumes even great significance after Saturday’s disappointing result at Bramall Lane, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

The 2017/18 honeymoon period is well and truly over, the bubble has burst, normal service has resumed. Our beloved Ipswich are dropping back to where they belong – mid-table at best...

Consider this an East Anglian derby rallying cry.

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