Taylor seeking experienced midfielder

Last updated : 20 August 2002 By Holtender
Taylor, who is reported to have been linked with Tottenham's Tim Sherwood, Muzzy Izzet of Leicester and Ipswich's Matt Holland in recent weeks, insists he will not buy just for the sake of buying.

He said: "I'm not going to sign a midfielder for the sake of it. I know who we are looking for, even though the deadline is getting closer.

"We have got a few options and I hope we can sign someone soon. We desperately need an experienced player with a voice and a presence."

"We're short in midfield - Hendrie and Hitzlsperger are the only two players we have fit," Taylor added.

"I needed a voice and experience in there against Liverpool and Staunton has a voice to talk to the younger players.

"But we are lightweight in midfield and I want to correct that."