No bids for Peterborough United star, former Posh players link up with former Posh boss, latest League One signings, odds for the title following Wycombe Wanderers' play-off failure

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has confirmed no bids have been received for key midfielder Jack Taylor.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 27th May 2022, 7:00 am
Jack Taylor (blue) in action for Posh.
Jack Taylor (blue) in action for Posh.

Taylor is very much part of the club’s plans for a League One promotion push, but that hasn’t stopped reported interest from next season’s League One title favourites Ipswich Town and Championship side Middlesbrough.

"I have no idea where those stories are coming from," Fry, who slapped a £10million price tag on Taylor last week, stated. “I have not had any conversations never mind bids for Jack. As I have said before midfield is an area we need to add to, not weaken.”

Fry is confident he will be able to shift unwanted players Mark Beevers, Christy Pym, Idris Kanu, Jorge Grant and Ryan Broom, but probably not until the end of June when clubs step up their squad-building for next season.

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Former Posh goalkeeper Aaron Chapman with former Posh manager Darren Ferguson.

At noon on Thursday only four signings had been made by League One clubs since the end of last season.

Bolton Wanderers snapped up full-back Jack Iredale after his contract at Cambridge United expired, and Shrewsbury Town picked up out-of-contract Coventry City midfielder Jordan Shipley. Cambridge signed released Reading goalkeeper James Holden and defender Shaun Rooney moved from St Johnstone to Fleetwood.

Former Posh boss Steve Evans has been busy though. He snapped up three ex-Posh players this week, goalkeeper Aaron Chapman (from Gillingham), centre-back Carl Piergianni (Oldham) and centre-back Michael Bostwick (Burton).

Wycombe Wanderers remain in League One next season after losing their play-off final 2-0 to Sunderland last weekend. The Chairboys have been priced at 16/1 to win the title next season, the same as Posh, MK Dons and Oxford United.

Ipswich Town remain the 11-2 favourites with Sheffield Wednesday next best at 6-1. The full make-up in League One next season will be known after Saturday’s League Two play-off final between Mansfield and Port Vale.