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Posted: Thu 30 Aug 2012
Author: Steve Pearce

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Striker becomes second signing of the day

Town have completed the signing of Paul Taylor from Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old striker was at Portman Road for a medical yesterday before putting pen to paper on a three year contract late into Thursday evening.

After youth spells at Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City, he joined Vauxhall Motors in the Conference in 2007.  He then spent six months on loan at Chester before heading to Belgium, where he represented Anderlecht and Charleroi. 

Peterborough snapped him up in February 2011 and he marked his first League start by scoring twice in a 7-1 win over Town last season.

“I feel ready for the challenge here and this is a great move for me,” Paul told the Club website.

“Looking around the facilities here, it’s a fantastic club, a massive club and I can’t wait to get going now. 

“I spoke to the manager and he told me of the plans he had for Ipswich and I want to be part of it. The talks have been going on for a day or so, I just left that to my agent and I’m just pleased now that it’s all sorted out and I’m an Ipswich Town player. 

“Peterborough were great for me. They helped me develop as a player and now I feel I can continue that development at Ipswich.”

Paul is set to train with his new team-mates on Friday ahead of Town’s home game against Huddersfield at the weekend. Subscribers to Town's SMS service were the first to receive the news of Paul's move to Portman Road.