New Peterborough United midfielder starts repaying his hefty transfer fee with a classy goal

Peterborough United midfielder Jack Taylor was naturally delighted to start paying back his hefty transfer fee with his first Posh goal in last night’s (January 21) 4-0 win against Wycombe at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 9:42 am
Jack Taylor is about to score for Posh against Wycombe. Photo: Joe Dent/

There were a few eyebrows raised when Posh forked out £500k for a midfielder from National League side Barnet earlier this month so it was imperative for the 21 year-old to hit the ground running.

A classy, composed strike from 20 yards against Wycombe ensured first impressions for Posh fans, players and management have been positive .

“I was buzzing,” Taylor admitted. “I came here wanting to add goals to the team so I’m delighted to get off the mark.

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Jack Taylor celebrates his first Posh goal. Photo: Joe Dent/

“I had a target of 10 goals befor Christmas for Barnet and managed nine, but I don’t have a target for the rest of the season. Well I do and that’s just to score as many as possible, but no number.

“I was pleased with the goal as I played the ball out wide and followed it forward as I fancied a chance would come.

“Ivan Toney then did a great dummy and I managed to slot it home. It was a great moment for me.

“My instructions for the game were just to stay central and try to control the game by bringing others into play.

“My strengths are my range of passing, but also an ability to get from box to box and I was happy with how I played.

“All the boys did well. The new players have been made to feel really welcome and we’ve gelled very quickly.

“I was a bit nervous when I got here, but I needn’t have been. It’s been easy to settle in with a great bunch of lads.

“Confidence has been a bit low, but this result and performance should help us going forward.

“We will rest and recover now and be ready to take this form into the next game which is another tough one.”

Taylor has proved his versatility by playing in three different midfield positions in three appearances.

Posh are expected to deploy the same 3-4-1-2 formation against League One leaders Rotherham on Saturday (January 25) with Taylor and fellow January signing Reece Brown playing centrally.