Rotherham United: Six interesting and not so interesting facts about new Millers signing Jon Taylor

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The potential of attacker Jon Taylor was spotted when he was a teenager. Here are six things you might not know about Rotherham United’s latest signing

The Millers weren’t the only Championship club who wanted Taylor. Bristol City were also interested and had tried to do a deal with Peterborough.

There was also plenty of League one interest in one of the division’s biggest talents. “We’ve also turned bids down from MK Dons and Bolton, while Southend manager Phil Brown was on the phone every day about him,” said Peterborough director of football Barry Fry.

Taylor, who turned 24 last month, was considered such a prospect at Shrewsbury Town that he was promoted to the first 11 when he was 17 and still a youth-team player.

He scored at New York Stadium and gave a man-of-the-match display in the Shrews’ 2-2 draw during the Millers’ 2013/14 League One promotion season.

At Shrewsbury, he was a teammate of former Rotherham skipper centre-half Ian Sharps.

He scored 13 goals last season and finished joint top scorer for Posh in League One with 11. He bagged a hat-trick in his final game for the club, in a 5-1 rout last-day rout of Blackpool.