Kevin Keegan thinks he has a great player in the making in local boy Steven Taylor, and has thought that Taylor would be a top player for a long time now.
Steven Taylor – great future for youngster
Steven still doesn’t have his contract situation worked out, which is a little mysterious and worrying.
Kevin was asked by the Evening Chronicle today, if he had had time to look at Taylorâ€™s contract situation:
â€œAnything like that wonâ€™t even be considered by myself for a while.” â€œThatâ€™s no disrespect to any players who have got contract problems, as I donâ€™t know who they are.”
â€œIâ€™ve got other priorities but I am sure we can sort it out.â€ â€œI like Steven Taylor â€“ I think heâ€™s got leadership qualities in the making.”
â€œThereâ€™s not a lot of experience at the back, apart from Shay Given. On the right Steven has got Stephen Carr, but on the other side heâ€™s got players who are still learning to play in the Premier League.”
â€œAgainst Bolton, Taylor had a player in front of him who is still also learning the Premier League in David Rozehnal.”
â€œBut I thought Taylor was tremendous on Saturday, and Iâ€™ve been very impressed with him every time Iâ€™ve seen him play for a long time now.â€
We’d be a lot happier if the club would get Steven signed up on a new 5 year contract. If the club thought Steven wasn’t worth as much as James Milner or Charles N’Zogbia in compensation, Steven has been playing very well these last couple of months.
Let’s get Steven Taylor signed at the club on a long term contract, and the sooner we do that the better.