This week has been a vital time for some of Newcastle’s walking wounded to recover for the relegation battle ahead.
Steven Taylor – seems to fully fit again
And one of the players who seems to have cleared up some of his nagging injuries is 22 year old Steven Taylor, who will need to fill in at right-back for Habib Beye, while the Senegal International is out with a knee injury.
Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve had a problem with my calf for a few weeks, and a couple of other niggles.” “There’s never a good time to suffer an injury.”
“It’s been frustrating not being 100% fit, so it was great to get 90 minutes under my belt.”
“I felt great, and I hope to be involved against Man City, which is a massive game for us.”
“We need to take something from the game, and there’s no reason why we can’t get a good result if we play to our strengths.”
Taylor’s return should give Joe Kinnear a welcome selection problem, and Joe has relied on Sebastian Bassong and Fabricio Coloccini in the center of Newcastle’s defense for the last couple of months.
Fabricio has looked a little slow of late, and again he allowed his man to get around him on the outside, for Blackburn’s third and final goal in our last game out.
David Edgar played at right-back against Blackburn, and played a solid game, leaving Kinnear with some thinking to do, about what his back four will look like next Wednesday.
We have no word on Jose Enrique, but he is not even down as injured on Physioroom.com , which has to be good news.