MAIK Taylor has been appointed City’s new goalkeeper coach.

The former Northern Ireland international has joined Gary Bowyer’s staff for the rest of the season.

Taylor, who was capped 88 times, recently stepped down after five-and-a-half years in the role for the national team.

The 47-year-old worked closely with Michael McGovern and Roy Carroll as Northern Ireland qualified for the 2016 Euro finals. He has also been helping with the development of Leeds youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Taylor, who played for Southampton, Fulham and Birmingham, fills a position at City that has been vacant since Steve Banks left in November.

He took part in training today and said: "I am really pleased to be here and excited by the opportunity.

"I got a call yesterday and didn't hesitate to come down and get involved.

"I had a sharp session with the goalkeepers this morning and I was impressed with what I saw."

Bowyer said: "Maik will bring a wealth of experience and his expertise and knowledge will be massive for us."