Steven Taylor wasn’t exactly shy of attention when he was at Newcastle United and on Tuesday night he was once again happy to be in the spotlight.
The former NUFC defender was released in Summer 2016 and joined MLS side Portland timbers.
However, that didn’t work out and a few months into his two year deal they agreed to release Taylor so he could come back to the UK.
Joining Ipswich until the end of last season, the centre-back made three Championship starts before picking up yet another injury.
Back training with Ipswich last Summer, Mick McCarthy decided not to offer another contract, so Steven Taylor joined League One Peterborough.
Tonight they were home to Walsall, with Peterborough hoping to close on the play-off spots.
Falling a goal behind, by early in the second half Peterborough had turned it around and were leading 2-1.
Into the final stages and a win would take them to within three points of the play-offs.
However, a heavy snowstorm saw the referee halt play and the game look as though it could be called off as even the lines couldn’t be made out.
Never fear, Steven Taylor was straight off and grabbed a brush to lead the snow clearing operation.
Amazing scenes at Peterborough – players trying the clear the markings with brushes! pic.twitter.com/IsA81pYrof
— Mark Taylor (@_MarkJTaylor) February 27, 2018
Play resumed and the game reached a conclusion, Taylor and Peterborough picking up three points.
As an interesting aside, Steven Taylor has been available for all 34 of Peterborough’s league matches this season, starting 32 coming off the bench once, as well as being an unused sub once.
To put that into perspective, the most league matches Taylor has ever started in a season in his whole career is 29 and only on five occasions has he managed more than 14 league starts. The last four seasons (2013-2017) seeing only 39 league starts in total at his various clubs.
At the age of 32 Steven Taylor is belatedly finding the secret to staying fit, even doing overtime with the snow clearing…