In the absence of any new transfer news at Newcastle United, there’s another good interview this afternoon with Steven Taylor who reveals how Kevin Keegan has taken just three days to inspire the 13 players back to training this week.
Kevin Keegan– already inspired the returning players
The 22 year old local boy has talked of how the Newcastle United manager boss has already instilled confidence within his current squad of players this week.
Steven also says the morale is sky high, following a difficult season for the lads (in fact for everybody associated with the club) last year.
Taylor talked today to the Evening Chronicle on Keeganâ€™s pep talks in training, and said:
â€œBasically, he wants us to set our standards high, and finishing in the top six would be massive for us.”Â Â â€œThatâ€™s what we should be aiming for, and thereâ€™s no reason why we canâ€™t do that.”
â€œItâ€™s going to be difficult to get into the top six with the very small squad weâ€™ve got at the moment, but with a few additions, we have to believe we can do it.”
â€œThe last few days have been tough, but it has been good to get back into it. Weâ€™ve had a long time off.”
â€œWeâ€™ve got a small squad, and we need a few more players.” â€œWeâ€™ve got quality here, but you do need to add to it in case we get any injuries.â€
Taylor has also admitted that the aim of the team will be to emulate the Entertainers of the 1990s in the coming season.
Taylor, who has just signed a three-year lucrative contract, that more than tripled his wages added:
â€œI have a lot of respect for what the Entertainers have done. They are legends.”â€œIf we can be half as good as they were, weâ€™ve done well.” â€œI remember watching them with my dad in the Sir John Hall stand.”
â€œAnd I never once thought I would get the opportunity to play on the St Jamesâ€™ Park pitch.” â€œTo be living that dream now is the best feeling in the world. Being a ball boy was the closest I thought I would ever get to the pitch.”
â€œBut I had a lucky break and got into the team through injuries.â€
Steven will be a key player for the club next season, and we think he can do really well, since he certainly seemed to play extremely well for Kevin in the latter part of last season – we hope so anyway.
He’s one player at the club we think will be earning his wages next season, unlike some of our players last season.