IT has been a real week to remember for two former Blues hotshots.
Merseysiders Ryan Lowe and Paul Taylor both turned out for Chester City in the fateful 2008-09 campaign, which ended in relegation to the Conference.
Both have been in the limelight this week, with Lowe breaking a 53-year-old record for his current club and Taylor making a surprise return to English football after a spell playing in Belgium.
Taylor has secured himself a switch to League One promotion chasers Peterborough United following a successful trial, penning an 18-month contract this week.
The 23-year-old arrived at Chester in 2008, signing on loan from local non-league side Vauxhall Motors, but his brief stay with the Blues ended in controversy when he tested positive for cocaine and was banned for six months by the FA.
After serving his suspension, Taylor re-ignited his career with Belgian fifth division side Montegnée. He was soon snapped up by Anderlecht but failed to make a breakthrough with the Belgian giants and has returned to England with The Posh.
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said: “He has had one or two problems off the pitch, but we are prepared to take a chance on him.”
Taylor’s former club Vauxhall will benefit financially from the transfer as they were the last English club to hold his registration.
Motors chairman Alan Bartlam confirmed: “We will get a small amount up front and if he makes it there will be more money following.”
Lowe, meanwhile, netted for Bury in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury, meaning the 32-year-old has now scored in eight consecutive league matches and broken the Shakers’ record of seven set by John Willie Parker.
Lowe, the leading scorer in the Football League with 23 goals, was a firm fans’ favourite during his two spells with the Blues.