Taylor plays down Stewart link
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peter Taylor has played down speculation linking Hull with Marcus Stewart.Hull boss Peter Taylor has told skysports.com that although he is an admirer of Marcus Stewart, financial implications are likely to prohibit any deal.
The Sunderland striker has just enjoyed a prolific campaign that helped the Black Cats to promotion, but he has not had his contract renewed by Mick McCarthy.
There will be no shortage of takers for the former Ipswich favourite, but at present, it would appear Hull will not be pursuing a deal.
Taylor concedes that he would be keen to bring Stewart to the club but that the player's quality and subsequent demands would in all likelihood prove beyond them.
''I'm very interested in the player,'' Taylor told skysports.com. ''He's a very good player.
''But there's no way at the moment.
''I've read what has been said in the papers but there is a wage structure at this club and we won't go above that ceiling.''
Along with Hull, Stewart has been linked with Bristol City, Huddersfield and Ipswich - with the player having admitted he is already in talks with an unnamed outfit.
Meanwhile, Hull duo Nick Barmby and Roland Edge have inked one-year contract extensions with the Championship new boys.