Out-of-favour Paul Taylor due for talks with Ipswich Town boss over his future

PUBLISHED: 09:41 16 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:41 16 January 2015

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Transfer-listed Ipswich Town striker Paul Taylor will conduct talks with Blues boss Mick McCarthy over his future, this weekend, according to Millers’ boss Steve Evans.

The 27-year-old’s loan spell at Rotherham United finishes after the Millers’ game at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and his temporary manager Steve Evans is noncommittal over the future over the former Peterborough striker.

McCarthy has already publicly stated that Taylor, who has failed to score for the Millers in 17 games, has no future at Portman Road and, with the South Yorkshire club having now signed another former Blues forward, Conor Sammon, his future with the Championship strugglers also looks uncertain.

“His loan with us is up on Saturday,” said Evans.

“My understanding is that he’s due for a meeting with Mick McCarthy over the weekend.

“It would never be my place to ask Mick McCarthy what he was thinking of doing before that meeting.

“He’s carried a few little niggles and illness over the last few weeks and we haven’t been able to get him on the pitch.”

Taylor, whose deal at Portman Road comes to an end in August, has made just nine starts for the Blues, scoring one goal, since signing from Peterborough for £1.5m in August 2012.

When quizzed about Taylor yesterday, McCarthy said: “I don’t know what Steve Evans is doing with him, whether he has released him or not.”

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