Steven Taylor thinks Peterborough United could be a long-term project for him.

Released by Newcastle in June 2016, Taylor signed a two and a half year contract with Portland Timbers, but only lasted a few months before they agreed to release him from his contract.

The centre-back then got a short-term contract at Ipswich in January, only playing three games before picking up yet another injury.

Returning to Ipswich this summer on trial, Mick McCarthy decided not to persevere with Taylor.

Dropping down another division to League One, Steven Taylor thinks he can ‘be part of something special’ at Peterborough.

The 31 year old claims there are ‘no weak sides’ in League One and says the club ‘can’t carry anybody’.

Newcastle fans will be interested to see how Taylor gets on this time.

Steven Taylor:

“Obviously the main goal is promotion, to get the club back to where it should be in the Championship.

“We’ve got great team morale here. We’ve got to keep it strong and we’ve got a great chance.

“The winning thing is more of a challenge here, it means a bit more in English football and it’s what I’ve been brought up on.

“I spoke to the manager a good few times and he sees this as a long-term venture for me. I want something to look forward to, something to build on, and be part of something special if I can.

“Every side in League One is difficult, they are strengthening and building. There are no weak sides in this league, anybody can beat anybody on their day.

“We had a chat in the changing room, we can’t carry anybody or you’re going to find it very difficult.

“We won’t underestimate any team we play against and hopefully if we can have good home form, that will stand us in good stead.”

  • rickyd

    “Newcastle fans will be interested to see how Taylor gets on this time”

    Lol couldn’t give a toss myself :D :D :D

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  • Jimblag23

    When he talks of “long term project” what he really wants is “long term contract”.
    Which anyone would be mental to give him. Unfortunately the guy will play 2 games a season.

    • Kneebotherm8

      6 months is the longest term contract I’d give him.

  • Albert Stubbins

    oh dear. lol

  • Leazes Ender

    You can forgive Andy Carroll for breaking his jaw.

  • Leicester Mag

    Tails really is one big nipple

  • Kneebotherm8

    He definitely talks the talk.

  • Franzcarrsuperstar

    Don’t understand the need to post articles lampooning Stephen Taylor, especially with a ridiculously misleading headline. Taken in context, that line about winning actually meant something totally different.

    Faithful and committed club servant, who had a lot of talent but his body started to fail him. I wish him nothing but good fortune.

    Yeah, he talks in bland platitudes sometimes… who doesn’t (and also who cares)?

    Leave the guy alone. Good luck Stephen.

    • TheFatController

      Taylor’s willingness to speak positively about his club to the press, Rafa’s buying policy, Rafa’s credentials, flags, singing section being in cheaper gallowgate seats,Haidara’s injury problems being mocked … nothing should surprise us on here …

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    Looking at the comments below, it’s a wonder why local lads like Lewis Gibson think they may be better off elsewhere.

    Why would anybody supporting NUFC not wish Taylor well?