Good news today that Stephen Taylor has recovered from food poisoning, and will train with the rest of the Newcastle squad today.
Stephen Taylor - England Under-21 captain back in training today
Stephen Taylor talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI donâ€™t know why I got food poisoning as I did not eat anything I donâ€™t usually have before a match.â€
â€œI was too ill and weak to play on Saturday but I should be fine for Saturday and Portsmouth.â€™â€™
Taylorâ€™s stand-in 20 year-old David Edgar did just fine against Reading on Saturday, especially when you take into account it was such a late call-up for the youngster.
If Taylor is fit and shows up well in training this week, we think he will probably return to the team, unless Kevin wants to give another run out to David, who obviously looks to have a bright future at the club.
But Kevin may also need to take a better look at Lamine Diatta at some time, to see if Newcastle should extend the Senegal captain’s contract during the summer.
But the most important criteria for Kevin, is to field a team that can win the game against Portsmouth, thatâ€™s the main thing.
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