Ipswich: Paul Taylor disciplined by Ipswich Town after being handed suspended prison sentence
Paul Taylor has been disciplined by Ipswich Town after being handed a suspended prison sentence for his part in an assault on a doorman.
The 25-year-old – who pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm following an incident outside the Robert Ransome pub in Ipswich last October – was yesterday handed a 24-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to pay £750 costs and £7,000 compensation.
And the versatile forward, who was ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his foot just three games into his Town career, is now looking forward to showing why the Blues paid Peterborough £1.5m for his signature last August.
“It’s obviously been a worrying time, with the court case and I’m just relieved it’s all over,” Taylor told the club’s website. “With my injury coming just a few weeks after I joined Ipswich, it was a really frustrating time for me.
“I made a mistake and have apologised to the club. With the court case and my injury, it’s been a difficult six months or so but now I can move on.
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“I’ve been working hard with the physio team and I’m just looking forward now to getting out on the pitch and playing some football again.”
Ipswich Town joint managing director Jonathan Symonds confirmed the club had disciplined Taylor and spoken to him about his future conduct.
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“Paul has been made aware of his responsibilities,” said Symonds. “He has apologised and has volunteered to take part in some community activities on behalf of the club.”