Steven Taylor was shown the door by Ipswich in the summer and after failing to find a Championship club, signed a two year contract with Peterborough in League One.
Decent form early on saw Peterborough up near the top but things have now started to fall apart, goals being shipped and only two wins in the last 10 matches (all competitions).
Nevertheless, Steven Taylor says it is much better at his new club than at Newcastle as when he was at St James Park ‘there was a tendency for players to sulk….Players would hide and not want the ball’, something which doesn’t happen at Peterborough, according to him.
Amusingly, Taylor also says since that since signing for the League One club he has had no ‘special treatment’, exactly why he should have expected that is a mystery…
Tuesday actually saw a dream meeting, as in front of 5,789 paying spectators there was the much anticipated meeting of Steven Taylor up against Nile Ranger, Ranger coming on in the 68th minute but the game ending 1-1, which was the score when he came on the pitch. Honours even…
Steven Taylor talking to Peterborough Today:
“It’s been exciting for me (at Peterborough).
“It’s new but it’s been very enjoyable. The players have accepted me as have the fans and the gaffer has been spot on.
“The training is hard and I get no special treatment. I’ve had a big smile on my face since I signed.
“We have a good team as well and the attitude is great as we showed at Southend on Tuesday.
“When I was at Newcastle there was a tendancy for players to sulk when we had a bad run. That would have a negative effect on the team’s morale.
“Players would hide and not want the ball but that’s not the case here.
“Everyone wanted to get on the ball at Southend and when we got going we played some good stuff going forward. We would have won on another day as their goalkeeper was outstanding.
“We also battled hard defensively against very tough opponents. We had players putting their bodies on the line.
“Since I’ve been here, I’ve often heard this team tends to fade after Christmas, but hopefully we’ve already had our blip and we will get back to winning ways.
“We’re hungry for wins though and we will chase one this weekend at Scunthorpe.”