Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 1 Ipswich

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship Play-Offs Semi-Final

Taylor to head out on loan

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy may send Paul Taylor out on loan and claims free agent Alan Lee could soon form part of his plans.

Last Updated: 22/09/13 at 17:33 Post Comment

Paul Taylor: Has endured an injury-ravaged 12 months at Portman Road

Paul Taylor: Has endured an injury-ravaged 12 months at Portman Road

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Taylor has endured an injury-ravaged 12 months at Portman Road, following a switch from Peterborough United.

The 25-year-old has worked hard to rebuild his fitness, but McCarthy feels he needs regular games to compete at a Championship level - something he cannot be guaranteed at Ipswich.

McCarthy said in the Green Un: "He needs minutes on the pitch more than anybody, but it's just not fallen right for him.

"The team is playing well and he just can't get on. We'll just have to keep monitoring that one."


Asked if Taylor could be loaned out in order to get minutes under his belt, McCarthy added: "I haven't got the squad big enough really. I don't know, we'll see.

"I'm saying he needs minutes, but how do you get them? Playing for the Under-21s? They're not great games because they are not as competitive as they should be. We'll see, we'll just keep a close eye on that one."

Meanwhile, McCarthy has revealed that former Town frontman Lee, who has returned to the club to work with their academy, could force his way into a matchday squad if he maintains the standard he has shown in training.

He said on the 35-year-old: "He's been training well.

"I don't think he's going to be running down channels and all over the place, but he keeps the ball up the pitch and doesn't allow it to come back. I don't know whether he could do that for 90 minutes, but he's a good target man and he's actually got a goal in him too if you put crosses in the box."

He added: "I've just said that Paul Taylor is unlikely to get on the pitch because of the way we've been playing though, so it's probably unlikely for Alan as well at the moment."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Gary Neville: Liverpool are in danger of becoming a provincial club

Liverpool are stuck in the mud and in danger of becoming a provincial club, according to Gary Neville.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company