George Boyd and Paul Taylor in Posh squad for Birmingham

PETERBOROUGH United duo George Boyd and Paul Taylor are in the Posh squad for Saturday’s visit to Birmingham City, in the Championship, after rejecting a switch to Ipswich Town.

The talented forwards, who held talks at Portman Road yesterday after Posh accepted a combined �1.75m bid from the Suffolk club, turned down the personal terms offered by the Blues.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said: “I spoke to both players this morning. They both endured a long day yesterday, but they seemed fine and ready to get back to work with us.

“They are in my plans for Saturday and that will be the case until anyone tells me differently. Ipswich are the only club who have met our valuation of the players so they were given permission to speak to them.

“That happened yesterday, but for whatever reason the players have decided against the move so they are back with us. As far as I know no-one else has come in with an acceptable bid and if that situation doesn’t change then they will continue to play for us.


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“Obviously things could change between now and 11pm tomorrow and if it happens I will deal with it as I have in the past at this club.

“No deals have been done for the other transfer listed players either and I don’t expect to sign anyone, unless we lose Taylor or Boyd. I do have plans in place should that happen.”

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Town are still expected to complete the loan signing of Celtic forward Daryl Murphy later today.

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