Darragh MacAnthony: ‘Jack Taylor should be pulling the strings in Ireland’s midfield’

Co-owner Darragh MacAnthony believes Posh midfielder Jack Taylor should walk into the Ireland national team.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 2:20 pm
Jack Taylor (left) in action for Posh.

Taylor (22) was a regular in the Irish Under 21 team before earning a call-up to the senior squad for a European Nations League against Bulgaria in Dublin last November.

Taylor didn’t get on so is still uncapped at senior level, but Ireland’s dreadful recent form means opportunites should arrive again for the £500k signing from Barnet.

Ireland lost at home to Luxembourg in a recent World Cup qualifier and only drew with Qatar in a recent friendly. They haven’t won in 11 games under manager Stephen Kenny.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Irishman MacAnthony said: “Jack should be pulling the strings in the Irish midfield. He’s that good. I will feel for him if he doesn’t get in given the current form of the Irish team.

“Jack missed seven Posh matches in a row and if he’d played we’d probably be eight points clear at the top now!”

Ireland are next in action in a World Cup qualifier in Portugal in September.

Posh manager Darren Ferguson called Taylor the ‘best midfielder in League One’ after the 1-1 draw witth Sunderland yesterday (April 5).