Chris Taylor not ruling out permanent Millwall switch

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CHRIS Taylor says he is open to the idea of joining Millwall on a permanent deal.

Taylor’s contract at Blackburn ends in the summer and he is unsure whether he will be part of Rovers manager Paul Lambert’s plans. Lambert didn’t pick him after a red card in a 5-1 FA Cup defeat to West Ham in February.

Taylor, 29, signed for Millwall last week and scored the winner against Sheffield United on his first appearance for the club since April 2013.

Asked if he could see a future at Millwall, Taylor said: “100 per cent, yeah. It doesn’t look likely I’ll be at Blackburn next year. But the gaffer isn’t making a decision on anyone until the end of the season.

"With me being out on loan now you’d imagine I probably won’t be at Blackburn. I’ll just have to work as hard as I can here and see what happens.

"Millwall probably won’t know what division they’ll be in until the middle of May or the end of May.

"I think Championship would be a lot better, I still believe I can play there, no problem. But League One wouldn’t be a problem."

Taylor also explained the circumstances surrounding why he left the club in the summer of 2013 following just one season after moving from Oldham, with the departure of Kenny Jackett as manager one of the key reasons.

“The first time was all about Kenny, how he sold the club to me and how much he wanted me, they were the two biggest factors,” Taylor said. “There were other clubs interested but I made my mind up early and told my agent I wanted to sign for (Kenny).

“I signed for a year the last time, that was all that was offered. I think there was a view to a second year but when the time came to discuss it I’d done my knee.

“So I was waiting until I got back fit. I was desperate to sign at Christmas time. But they wanted to see me come back fit before we started talking again and by the time I did it was game after game and the FA Cup took over. And then Kenny left and he was the biggest reason why I was here.”

John Kelly