No Rotherham United second chance for Jon Taylor

By Paul Davis | 31/07/2019

No Rotherham United second chance for Jon Taylor
Jon Taylor

MANAGER Paul Warne has ruled out a quickfire Rotherham United return for old boy Jon Taylor.

Winger Taylor is a free agent and available following his summer departure from the Millers as he has yet to join another club.

Warne was gutted when the 26-year-old rejected a new contract at AESSEAL New York Stadium but his plan to adopt a 4-3-3 formation in League One this season means he no longer has a pressing need for wide men.

“I love Tayls and it broke my heart when he wanted to leave,” the boss said. “However, I think we have moved on from that really.

“I am not offended by him wanting to leave. I understand it. But we are looking to play a different way. It may that we don't go with wingers at all.

“The system we played against Leicester City at the weekend, where would Tayls fit into that? He just wouldn't. We look athletic and I think we will get better.”

Taylor was among a wing quartet to leave New York, with Joe Newell, Ryan Williams and Anthony Forde also turning down deals.

“Tayls believed he came to his natural end at this club and regrettably left,” Warne said. “I didn't want any of my wingers to leave but they all did. I have to get on with that.”

Forde today joined Oxford United, while earlier this summer Newell went to Hibs and Williams signed for Portsmouth.

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