Ryan Taylor is an experienced player we picked up for around £1.5M since his contract at Wigan Athletic ran out this summer.
Ryan Taylor – only too willing to help
And Ryan was in a relegation battle last year when Geordie manager Steve Bruce took over the club, and did a great job to save the club, and has carried on this season to have Wigan currently in 7th position in the league, with 34 points from their 25 games.
Today, Taylor admits he is up for another similar challenge with Newcastle in the remaining 13 games left in the season.
The England under-21 international told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I am up for the battle to be honest.” “I have been in one for the last two years with Wigan, so I know what it is all about.”
“We always managed to escape.” “What you need is a good little run to get yourself away the danger area. That gives you breathing space.”
“You do not want to get sucked in even more.” “It only helped our chances of staying up when we beat West Brom.”
“I did not have any second thoughts about coming here as far as the challenge is concerned.”
Newcastle have some tough games coming up at home and Everton is one of the e3asiest since after that we have Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in that order.
And we also have away games against fellow strugglers Hull City and Bolton in the coming weeks, and they are both 6 pointers.
“There are really big games coming up against the top sides in the Premier League.” “You want to be involved in every game, and it is always nice when the big boys come to town.”
“If you beat them it shows you have come a long way – and that you are not far from safety.”
“Every game is going to be tough whether it is against Manchester United or West Brom – they are as tough as each other.”
Peter Lovekrands, Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor are all good buys that Newcastle made in January, and they go with Coloccini, Gutierrez, Bassong and Guthrie we got last summer. Those 7 players probably cost us around £22M, and that’s very good business by the club.
The three players we brought in during January were experienced players who are only too willing to fight the fight for Newcastle.
And that cannot be too bad.
Howay The Lads!!