Fayeâ€™s presence in the back four over the last few games has been massive and his dominance in the air is there for all to see. His young partner Steven Taylor has also formed a solid partnership with the Senegal International.
Steven Taylor – plays well with Faye
Faye’s experience has also seemed to benefit the England Under-21 international Steven Taylor, who has played solidly in the last few games, and looks what he is – an up and coming center-back with tremendous potential.
But if Faye is the senior man in our current central defensive partnership, Abdoulaye is confident that Taylor will go on to become one of the best defenders in the country.
â€œHe is good, a good player. Heâ€™s 20, 21 years and he plays very good. He is strong and he works very hard, I like Steven and he is also a very good person. He can get to England level, Iâ€™m sure of that.”
“But heâ€™s young, with little experience. Heâ€™s playing a lot now and that will help him. One day he will be in the England squad, thatâ€™s for sure.â€
Just to get things straight Steven turned 22 years-old in January and of course he is the current captain of the England Under-21 side, in which James Milner is also a regular.
It will be interesting to see if Kevin breaks up the partnership in the last few games to give Lamine Diatta and even Peter Ramage a game. Both their Newcastle contracts run out in the summer, and the club will need to decide if they are to renew the contracts of the two.
It seems obvious right now that Kevin does not want to upset a winning aside, but he may introduce Diatta as a substitute in place of David Edgar for tomorrow’s game.
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