It may well be that Steven Taylor misses the first league game of the season tomorrow, as he fights a hamstring injury he picked up earlier in the week.
Steven Taylor – may miss first league game at Nottingham
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“The fact Steven has been an ever-present shows his value to the team.” “Last season he played in a couple of positions for us, and at this stage of the season, you don’t want to be picking up a couple of injuries.”
“Steven Taylor is a player who has played a lot of games for Newcastle United.” “He’s not a young player – he’s a player who has experience in the team.”
“He’s played for England Under-21s, and he’s played a lot of games.” “Not only that, but he’s a player who is in good form, and having a very good season.”
“We still haven’t ruled him out completely, but it certainly is a blow for us.”
We’ll not know until 30 minutes before the game starts whether Steven will make it or not – but we have to hope both Steven and Colo will make it tomorrow.