Fans: We want Taylor to stay at Pompey

Ryan Taylor. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ryan Taylor. Picture: Joe Pepler

Paul Cook must keep Ryan Taylor at the Blues.

That is the verdict delivered by those taking part in week one of our Great Pompey Survey.

A total of 825 have contributed to the online survey since its launch last Monday – and from noon today fans can register their views on match-day experience at the club.

However, to kick off we asked for your thoughts on issues centring on the field of play.

And the findings revealed 10-goal striker Taylor is the most important out-of-contract player to keep at Fratton Park.

He weighed in at 38.9 per cent of the vote, with Wes Fogden arriving in second spot at 28 per cent.

Also featuring were local duo Adam Webster (12.6) and Ben Close (15.7).

Bringing up the rear, 39 people were convinced Joe Devera should be the priority for a fresh Pompey deal.

In terms of areas requiring most attention for Cook, midfield (49.2 per cent) was identified as the key by those contributing to the survey.

That is ahead of defence (37.6) and attack (10.9).

In addition, the need to recruit three to five new faces (55.7 per cent) was the prominent statistic when asked the necessity for change.

In contrast, 28 people believed only a little tinkering was required in the form of one or two signings.

Findings also revealed 22.7 per cent think Jed Wallace will remain a Pompey player beyond this summer.

Unfortunately, Cook and chairman Iain McInnes are not quite so optimistic when it comes to the 21-year-old’s future.

Wallace also received the fans’ vote for goal of the season at Carlisle (35.5) and runner up in the same category for Exeter at home (28.8).

Craig Westcarr’s at Yeovil in the Johnstone’s Pain Trophy came in at 17.6 per cent.

In the category of the player with the biggest point to prove next season, Danny Hollands edged it ahead of Westcarr.

The central midfielder, who arrived at Fratton Park last summer following a successful loan spell, registered 35.5 per cent of the vote.

He was followed by Westcarr (34.1), with Fogden, Andy Barcham, Webster and Dan Butler in single figures percentage-wise.

Don’t forget to visit to take part in the next section of our Great Pompey Survey – match-day experience.