It was confirmed this week that Rotherham’s Jon Taylor will be leaving the club this summer and he has reiterated his desire for Championship football next season according to The Star.

The winger who has been targeted by Sunderland this transfer window has said that he hopes to be plying his trade in the second division of English football, quashing hopes of the Mackems being able to sign him.

Newly promoted Luton Town and Barnsley are also said to be interested in the Millers winger and he has stated he wishes to play in the Championship.

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“Hopefully, I can stay in the Championship,” he told the Star. “I think I have more to give in that division.”

“In the Championship with Rotherham I was always in and out of the team,” he reflected. I’d do well for a few games and then I’d get taken out of the team. That wasn’t good for my confidence.”

“I know the gaffer made a big thing about liking to rotate his wingers but, for me, it was hard because I’d see players in other positions getting a run of games. I love my football and just want to play all the time.”

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Taylor has spent three years at the New York stadium but is now seeking a fresh challenge at a higher level.

The 26-year-old cost a bargain £400,000 from Peterborough and although he gave the team energy and pace, his finishing throughout his time at Rotherham was never really consistent.

Sunderland are in search of new wide players with Watmore not having played on a regular basis over the past couple of seasons and the inconsistency of their other wingers but with Taylor’s latest claim it appears they may prove unsuccessful in their quest to sign him.

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