Peterborough chairman suggested club signed Paul Taylor from Ipswich Town

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Paul Taylor - Credit: Archant

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.

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“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.”