But will he be playing Championship football next season? Most people associate Matt Taylor will scoring some spectacular goals for Portsmouth, but first-team chances have been few and far between for the full-back / midfielder, prompting him to join Bolton Wanderers. The Guardian report that the Lancashire club beat off relegation rivals Fulham, Sunderland and Reading to the player’s signature.
“Matt is a quality player who is very versatile on the left-hand side,” said the Bolton manager Gary Megson. “He is a proven Premier League performer who will bring additional quality to our side.”
“He has attracted interest from several clubs and I am delighted we have managed to bring him to the Reebok Stadium,” he added.
Will Taylor be regretting his move to the Reebok Stadium at the end of the season or have Megson’s acquisition of the Pompey player, along with Tamir Cohen and Gretar Steinsson ensured Bolton are strong enough to fend off the sceptre of relegation?