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​Ex-Newcastle defender Taylor believes youngsters should clean boots of first teamers

Ipswich Town defender Steven Taylor thinks football clubs should go back in time and make the young footballers clean the boots and fetch coffees for the first team.

The 31-year-old former Newcastle United centre-back has joined the Championship side until the end of the season.

"I think that should happen at every football club, you earn your right and the respect of every first-teamer," Taylor told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"I came in on my first day here and had a young lad come up to me and ask to clean my boots, and I said 'I'll do it myself', because I wasn't used to it.

"It brings back memories of how a club should be run and that's how Mick McCarthy is and how it was with Bobby."

Ian Ferris
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