Posh secure short-term loan signing of striker Paul Taylor following injury to Lee Tomlin.

Peterborough United have secured the loan signing of Ipswich Town front man Paul Taylor following an injury to Lee Tomlin in the Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland.

Taylor returns to London Road in a short-term loan deal with the exciting attacking player agreeing a deal until the beginning of November (2nd).

Manager Darren Ferguson said: 'I had a conversation with the chairman on Wednesday afternoon. We were aware that Lee had his scan in the evening and that we were getting the results on Thursday morning.

'He suggested Paul Taylor and I have to be honest, I didn't think of him because I didn't think we could do a deal. However, Ipswich have allowed him to come out and get games so I thank Mick McCarthy for making the deal happen.

'I was quite happy to go with what I had, but when it became clear we could get him, I couldn't turn that opportunity down. Paul is a very good player and that is why he got the move he did.

'When you get player on-loan, it sometimes takes quite a long time to settle and get to know everyone, but Paul knows the place and the lads. He knows how we want to play, which is the important thing.

'He can play two or three different positions and I think it is a very good signing for us, there is no question about that. I am glad that I had the conversation with the chairman!' Ferguson added.