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Taylor completes Rovers switch

26 March 2015

Blackburn Rovers have today completed the emergency loan signing of Paul Taylor from Ipswich Town.

The 27-year-old joins the club on loan until the end of the 2014-15 season, having impressed manager Gary Bowyer after successful trial.

"He's been with us a couple of weeks," said the Rovers boss. "We were just having a look at him in training and he did well.

"He's got fantastic ability on the ball, he can score and create goals so we are hoping that he comes and adds that to our attacking force."

After starting out in non-league football with Chester City, the Liverpool-born attacker then had a two-year spell in Belgium at Montegnée, Anderlecht and Charleroi.

In 2011 Taylor returned to the UK with Peterborough United, and his first full season with the Posh saw him claim 12 goals from 47 appearances.

That prompted Ipswich Town to make a move for his services and he joined the Championship club for a reported £1.5m at the end of August 2012. However after just three appearances Taylor picked up a foot injury that kept him out for the rest of the campaign.

The following season saw the forward spend a month on loan back at Peterborough as he returned to full fitness, but whilst he was a regular squad member with Ipswich, he only made a handful of first team starts.

At the start of this season Taylor joined fellow Championship club Rotherham United on a six-month loan deal, making 17 appearances for the Millers, including starting in their 2-0 win over Rovers back in September.

Taylor is expected to go straight into the squad for Rovers' next league game against Leeds United, but isn't eligible to feature in the FA Cup replay against Liverpool.

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