It appears as though Alan Shearer will have Steven Taylor available for Newcastle United’s game with Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Steven Taylor – should be ready for Monday night
It’s another do-or-die survival battle on Monday night, and it would be a nice and very welcome change if we could actually win a game.
Alan played with young Steven at Newcastle, so he knows all about the local boy, and he seems to have no doubts about Steven’s commitment to the Newcastle cause. Niether do we.
Alan told Newcastle United TV today:
“Steven hasn’t been available to me that much since I’ve been here,”
“But he knows what it means to this football club and in this particular game so I hope to have him available.
“You know what you’re getting and that is nothing less than 100%.”
The England Under-21 captain could be invaluable to the side on Monday night in our 3rd last game of the season, as we must just get onto our winning ways again, with just a single win all year.
Taylor did return to full training earlier this week following a bruised ankle, and we would expect Alan to give Steven a start in central defense for the Middlesbrough game, but that will depend a lot on how sharp he’s looked in training this week.
Steven has so far appeared 154 times for Newcastle, with 144 starts and 8 goals. Maybe we’ll get a goal from him on Monday night – that would be something, and if this boy scores watch him go into orbit. 😀