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Ipswich Town step up interest in Irish midfielder

Ipswich Town are in talks with Peterborough over a move for Irish midfielder Jack Taylor.

Recently relegated Championship side Peterborough United could be about to lose Irish midfielder Jack Taylor to Ipswich Town.ย 

Taylor, although injured for a period of the season, was an important player at Weston Holmes Stadium in 2021/2022, making 34 appearances.

The 23-year-old scored two Championship goals and provided one assist for the struggling Posh as they finished 22nd on 37 points.

It was rumoured that Taylor would attract Championship interest and therefore remain in England’s second tier next season. The box-to-box midfielder is well-regarded as he was key to Peterborough’s original promotion to the Championship in 2020/2021 and has represented his country at under-21 level.

However, an offer from Kieran McKenna’s Ipswich could now change the course of his future as another year in League One now looks on the cards.

Kieran McKenna lines up Irish midfielder.

Ipswich Town are managed by former Manchester United assistant Kieran McKenna from County Fermanagh.

McKenna took over as Ipswich boss last December and guided them to a steady 11th placed finish in League One.

The Tractor Boys will be looking to kick on next season however and the services of Taylor would certainly bolster their chances of making the play-offs.

Taylor scored four goals and provided three assists the last time he played at League One level but it was mostly his work-rate and confident passing that helped elevate Peterborough to promotion.

If he could bring a similar impact to Portman Raod than he would certainly prove a shrewd signing by McKenna and his backroom team.

Jack Taylor.

Jack Taylor was born in England but has represented Ireland at underage level, most notably under Stephen Kenny at Ireland under-21 level.

He has also trained with the Republic of Ireland at senior level – he was one of the many players called up to Kenny’s squad during the chaotic 2020 Uefa Nations League campaign.

Before signing for Peterborough in 2020, he played 106 times for Barnet where he scored thirteen goals, many of which came from long range.

A switch to another League One side would certainly be a surprise but you only have to look at Chiedozie Ogbene, Gavin Bazunu and countless others to see how quality displays at that level can kick-start a fruitful international career in the green jersey.

For the latest Irish transfer deals and rumours follow the Kenny’s Kids Transfer Centre.ย 

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