Newcastle United were lucky to get a draw when they last played Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last November.
Steven Taylor – no team talk necessary on Sunday
And an equalizing goal from James Milner, which looked more like a cross but went in off the far post saved Newcastle late in the second half.
Steven Taylor was brought up on Tyneside and heâ€™s again looking forward to the local derby with Sunderland:
â€œI’ll definitely be telling the foreign lads what the Sunderland game means to the club, although I don’t think I’ll really need to do that,â€
Steven talked about the good 0-0 draw at Fratton Park against Portsmouth last Saturday:
â€œA few months ago we would have lost that game,â€ â€œThe attitude of everybody and the togetherness that’s grown around the place has got us through it.”
“That’s why we’re getting the results we’re getting. No team talk will be needed for the game against Sunderland.â€
Newcastle are no doubt playing very well, and should really be able to beat Sunderland if they show the form theyâ€™ve displayed over the last 5 games, in which they have won three and drawn two.
And confidence will also be sky high with the black and whites, as they need to press on ans still try to win all 4 remaining games.
But thereâ€™s no doubt it will be a hard fought game on both sides, it always is.