Paul Taylor offered new Peterborough United contract

Paul Taylor
Taylor started his career with the Manchester City academy

Peterborough United striker Paul Taylor has been offered a new four-year deal by chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

The 24-year-old, a free signing in March, has scored four times in 13 appearances this season.

"We exercised an option on his contract recently, so we've got 18 months on Paul," MacAnthony told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I have personally offered Paul a very good contract for four years. We think it will give him a chance to grow."

Despite Taylor's chequered history off the pitch, which includes a six-month drugs ban while on loan at Chester, the forward was brought back to London Road by Posh boss Darren Ferguson towards end of last season.

Now MacAnthony has backed him to build on his promising start to the campaign.

"Paul Taylor could become anything," MacAnthony said.

"I think he's been handled with kid gloves purposefully by the management team, they know how good he can be.

"When he gets a run of games, he will be explosive."

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