POSH LATEST: Taylor finishes on a high, but he’s aiming even higher

Jon Taylor completes his Posh hat-trick against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Jon Taylor completes his Posh hat-trick against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Posh star Jon Taylor has celebrated the best goal-scoring season of his career, but he insists he can do even better.

Taylor’s 12-minute treble as a late substitute in the 5-1 win over Blackpool at the ABAX Stadium yesterday (May 8) - the first hat-trick of his career - took his tally for the campaign to 13 goals.

Jon Taylor celebrates his hat-trick goal against Blackpool with team-mate Shaquile Coulthirst. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jon Taylor celebrates his hat-trick goal against Blackpool with team-mate Shaquile Coulthirst. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

He finished the season as the club’s joint top scorer alongside Marcus Maddison, of the players still at Posh.

Taylor, whose 51 appearances this season is the most by a Posh player, said: “I always want to score goals and 13 is the most I’ve ever managed in a season. I’m happy with that, but I could have scored even more.

“I can look back at a few chances I’ve missed, but I’m happy to finish on a high with the first hat-trick of my career.

“I’ve been winding Shaq (Coulthirst) up about passing to me more often and thankfully he did for the hat-trick goal. It was exactly the same as my goal at Shrewsbury. I aim to go between the goalkeeper’s legs - they are very difficult shots to save.

Jon Taylor has just fired Posh 2-1 ahead against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Jon Taylor has just fired Posh 2-1 ahead against Blackpool. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

“It’s been a bit up and down for me this season and I hope to do even better next season.

“Grant McCann gets my vote for the next Posh manager. He likes to get the ball down and play which suits me and the team.

“We need to do better as a team next season though. We finished 13th this season which isn’t good enough for this club.

“The season really fell away badly straight after we’d performed so well against West Brom in the FA Cup.”

Taylor scored 11 goals in League One and in both FA Cup matches against West Brom. Maddison also scored 11 League One goals as did rookie striker Lee Angol.

Striker Conor Washington, who left Posh for Championship side QPR in January, struck 15 goals for Posh in the 2015-16 season, 10 of them in League One.

POSH GOALS

(All competitions, 95 scored)

15 Conor Washington, 13 Jon Taylor, Marcus Maddison, 11 Lee Angol, 6 Jermaine Anderson, Erhun Oztumer, 5 Souleymane Coulibaly, 4 Michael Bostwick, 3 Harry Beautyman, Gaby Zakuani, Shaquile Coulthirst, 2 Chris Forrester, Martin Samuelsen, Aaron Williams, 1 Miles Addison, Jack Baldwin, Callum Elder, Andrew Fox, Tom Nichols, Ricardo Santos, Michael Smith.

Full review of the 2015-16 season in the Peterborough Telegraph this Thursday (May 12).