Ryan Taylor has said today he is ready to answer Newcastle’s defensive call and play at right back, if he is selected there against Chelsea.
Ryan Taylor – wants to play at right back long term
Ryan will have a chance to show his worth at Newcastle since both Sebastien Bassong and Steven Taylor are likely to miss the Chelsea game, and Ryan could make his first start in that position for his new club , where in fact he started his career at Tranmere Rovers.
Caretaker manager Chris Hughton will have to decide who his back four will be fairly quickly, so hopefully they can get a chance to practice together in the run-up to the vital Chelsea game. We assume Habib Beye will move to center-back, in Bassong’s absence.
The versatile 24-year-old, who was signed from Wigan Athletic in January’s transfer window, seems to see his football future in that position long term.
Taylor told the Shields Gazette today:
“Right-back’s where I want to fulfill my ambitions,” “That’s where I want to play and progress, and be the player I want to be.”
“I can’t ask for any more than to be at a club like this, and hopefully I can do that.” “It starts from now.”
“I’ve got to work hard in training, and take my chance come Saturday afternoon.”
Chris Hughton does have a number of choices, because he could also play young David Edgar, or the experienced Geremi at right back.
At least Chris seems to have some decent options, but there’s no doubt Newcastle will miss both Steven and Sebastien against Chelsea, because both have been playing very well at the back for Newcastle in recent games. 🙁
We really need a win against Chelsea, however we can get that result.