Taylor price must be right
Dyche disappointed not to take all three points at London Road
Last Updated: April 21, 2012 6:55pm
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Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson insisted the price will have to be right for contract rebel Paul Taylor to leave after a 2-2 draw with Watford that left Sean Dyche feeling underwhelmed.
Top scorer Taylor slammed in a terrific second-half equaliser to earn a below-par Posh a point on what was likely to be his final appearance at London Road.
Taylor's 12th of the season arrived after a rehearsed corner routine in the 54th minute of a match largely dominated by the visitors.
Another Posh star, George Boyd, is also likely to depart after shunning a new deal, but he had a quiet outing on his expected home farewell.
"A thirst to win is vital at all times, even in training games."
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Ferguson said: "Everyone knows the situation with Paul and George and we'll wait and see what happens in the summer.
"They are players with a lot of admirers, but we will need to get the right money for them just as we have done with others players that we have sold.
"Twelve goals is a terrific return for Paul. There have been some excellent ones among them and this was no different."
Only a succession of fine saves from Posh goalkeeper Paul Jones kept the hosts in the contest as Watford dominated the opening period.
Troy Deeney found the net for the visitors although there was a huge slice of good fortune about his 26th minute equaliser and 10th league goal of the season when a clearance from Shaun Brisley struck him before being bundled in.
That cancelled out a 14th minute Posh opener from the penalty spot when Lee Tomlin just about managed to beat Tomasz Kuszczak after defender Nyron Nosworthy had clumsily upended Taylor.
Watford went in front four minutes into the second period through an exquisite Sean Murray free-kick, but their advantage was short-lived as Taylor rocketed in a leveller.
And Dyche said: "Some people might think that results don't matter at this stage of the season but I am not one of them.
"A thirst to win is vital at all times, even in training games.
"I'm pleased with the way we dominated the majority of the game but not the fact we only ended up with a point.
"We had more than enough chances to win the match and I can't imagine the Peterborough goalkeeper has made that many saves in any other game all season."