The re-signing of forward dynamo Paul Taylor opened the eyes of many Posh fans. It’s been three years since the 28-year-old set foot on the London Road turf, but his return could add a new dynamic to McCann’s strike force.
Since of the departure of Conor Washington in January, the Cambridgeshire club have lacked a regular goal scorer. Aaron Williams was drafted in from Nuneaton, but inconsistent form obstructed his chances of becoming an immediate hit.
The injury to star forward Lee Angol may have been half the reason Taylor was offered a one-year deal. The addition of Matty Stevens from League Two Barnet meant Posh had an array of six strikers in their squad. But with Angol likely to be on the side lines until Christmas, Taylor seems a suitable solution.
Taylor netted 14 times in his previous spell with the Posh, including a brace in the 7-1 demotion of the club he would later transfer to, Ipswich Town. We all know that his prowess in front of goal is one of his main selling points, although his work rate seems to have considerably increased since he was last at the club. Only time will tell, to whether he returns to his previously scintillating form.
During the two weeks remaining of pre-season, the ex-Ipswich man should have enough time gain the fitness to enter the fray for a starting place. If at full strength, the nippy frontman should be an instant hit. He had previously cut it at Championship level under Darren Ferguson, and the drop down gives him the time to find his scoring boots once again.