He said: "When we were first told we were told it could be that but the physios knew very quickly it was going to be 12 months. We kept it as low key as possible.
"But we are very confident that it will be 12 months and 12 months only."
City have already signed West Brom forward Delroy Facey, and Taylor is still on after another new player to cover Burgess until his return from injury. However, he has been unsuccessful in signing Lee Peacock who is Sheffield Wednesday-bound and Steve MacLean who looks set to join Bristol City in a £150,000 deal.