Championship strugglers Ipswich Town decided against offering Steven Taylor a contract this summer.
Only 31, he will no doubt have been expecting a decent second tier club as a minimum at this stage of his career but it hasn’t quite worked out that way.
After Mick McCarthy told him he wouldn’t be offered a deal, Steven Taylor turned up at Doncaster Rovers on trial last week, playing 45 minutes in a friendly for Rovers against Derby County.
Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson said he was hoping to do a deal with the former Newcastle defender but instead he has turned up at another League One club.
Peterborough United Official Announcement:
‘TAYLOR SIGNS | The Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United Defender Steven Taylor on a two year deal!’
It is five years ago since Taylor played double figures of league games for any club and the past seven seasons, only once has he managed more than 14 league starts in a year.
So, whilst Peterborough are celebrating landing a 31 year old who was playing Premier League football only 14 months ago, his injury record has been shocking.
The League One club also did this video below to announce Taylor signing…
— Peterborough United (@theposhofficial) July 25, 2017