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Perfect signing for Sunderland…Steven Taylor now available

10 months ago
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As Sunderland hurtle down the leagues, a perfect signing has just become available for their League One challenge.

Step forward Steven Taylor.

Yes, after missing out on the League One play-offs, Peterborough United have put the former Newcastle United central defender on the transfer list after only one season at the club.

Surely this is one signing that suits Sunderland’s needs perfectly and can’t be allowed to pass by…

Steven Taylor would surely relish the idea of returning home to the north east.

He is a proven quality Premier League player over the course of over a decade at Newcastle United.

Taylor even has European experience, having played in four more European matches (eight) than Sunderland have played in, in their entire club history (four).

Having just played a full season of League One football, that experience would surely be invaluable for the relegated team who are now being  taken over by a non-league club owner.

A major problem in the past with Steven Taylor was his poor fitness/injury record but this season, on only once occasion has he been unavailable for a league match and that was through suspension. Taylor starting 43 games and on the bench in two others.

The Geordie defender has also proved himself very popular in the past with Sunderland fans, with much ‘banter’ passing between them.

The appalling atmosphere at the Stadium of Light this season would also surely get a little bit more lively if Steven Taylor was stepping out on the Mackems’ pitch every week.

A signing that is surely a match made in heaven.

Peterborough United Official Announcement:

Manager Steve Evans:

“It has been a long day but decisions have been taken. Over the last 8 weeks we have analysed in great detail the respective merits of each individual within the first team squad and considered next seasons main objective. Following such a detailed review those decisions have been implemented today.

“In respect of those players placed on the immediate transfer list, each decision has been taken with a real duty of care.

“They are not part of my plans for next season so it is in the best interests of everyone if they move on.

“It goes without saying there will be significant interest in a number of them, some will be subject to transfer fees but again that is a financial decision taken by the chairman and the board.”

PLAYERS ON CONTRACT BUT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER

STEVEN TAYLOR

ALEX PENNY

JACK BALDWIN

ANTHONY GRANT
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