Oh brother! Injury could scupper the Taylor family reunion when Peterborough United tackle Barnet

Peterborough United midfielder Jack Taylor’s hopes of playing against his older brother Harry on Saturday (July 24) could be dashed by an injury to the Barnet defender.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 9:15 am
Jack Taylor in action with Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

The Taylors, at 24 Harry is a year older than Jack, travelled through the Chelsea Academy together and played in the same Barnet side before Jack made his £500k move to the Weston Homes Stadium in January, 2020.

Jack said: “Harry has picked up a knock so he might not play. That would be a shame for the family as it would have been good to see us playing against each other. Normally we play in the same side.

“It will still be great for me to go back though as I had some good times at the club.

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Harry Taylor (left) in action for Barnet against MK Dons. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images.

“There will still be a few people I know knocking around there so it will be great to catch up.

“It should be a decent game as well. It’s a decent pitch at Barnet and it’s a cracking stadium.

“We will probably get more out of this game than we did from the Chelsea match last week. That was tough against players of the quality of Hakim Ziyech. It was a great experience to play against some world-class players though.

“But it’s all about getting ready for the Luton game (Championship opener) for us and I’m enjoying playing and working with Jorge Grant.

“We’re still getting used to how each other plays, and the strengths and weaknesesses we have, but it’s obvious Jorge has lots of quality.

“There is competition for places all over the team and that can only be a good thing.

“It’s never good to be too comfortable about your place in the side. There has to be presure for places and we have that here.”