McLeish keen to keep veteran Taylor
Taylor, who is out of contract in the summer, has been at St
Andrews since 2003 and has made in excess of 230 appearances for
the club. However, he has featured just once in the Premier League
this season when on-loan keeper Joe Hart was ineligible to face his
parent club Manchester City in November. The Northern Ireland
international recently expressed his frustration at losing his
place to Hart, but confirmed he still wanted to stay at Birmingham.
And Blues boss McLeish is optimistic that a suitable deal can be
agreed to ensure the 38-year-old is part of his squad next year.
“We haven’t sat down to speak yet, but I don’t see any reason why
not,” said McLeish. “Maik is at a cracking level of fitness for a
man of his age. “He’s a dedicated professional and we’ll still need
three goalkeepers, so I don’t see why we can’t agree something with
Maik Taylor for another year.”