Steven Taylor Still Out For Another Month


When asked over two weeks ago how long Steven Taylor would be out Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said about another month.

Steven Taylor – still four weeks away from comeback

And today Chris has given the same reply that it will be four weeks before we see Steven back in the fray.

But with Mike Williamson and Fabricio Coloccini playing so well at the back for the Magpies there’s no reason at all to rush Steven back from the rather serious knee ligament injury he suffered against WBA in January.

That’s not to say Chris Hughton would ever rush Steven back, because one of the things the new Newcastle manager has shown this season is loads of common sense on most issues to do with the club.

And Chris has shown good sense  in not rushing players back too early from injury, which has been done so much in the past at the Newcastle club.

Hughton wants to ensure Steven is in the best shape possible when he does return, and the manager will not do anything to hurry Taylor’s comeback.

He want to ensure the defender is in the best possible shape when he does return to the Newcastle side.

Chris told the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“He is still about four weeks away. I don’t think we can rush him back. He has to follow the program laid out by the medical department.”

“It was an injury that was always going to keep him out for a period of time and, if it is anything less, then it is a bonus.”

With the excellent form shown so far by Mike Williamson, it’s an open question as to what the best back four would be once Steven returns.

We’ve said often enough that it’s probably:

Taylor (S) Williamson Coloccini Enrique.

That looks like a very good Premier League defense to us, with three of them already experienced PL players.

What do you think?

Comments always welcome.



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3 comments so far

  • tdt

    Mar 13, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Although I though we may have rush Enrique back a bit because CH didnt have much faith in Kadar, that didnt quite go 2 plan but worked out fine in the end.

    Is shola fit again?

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  • connor1009

    Mar 13, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Not gonna be a big miss, Colo and Williamson got a good partnership going, looking forward to seeing them play together today.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Mar 13, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Does Taylor really have all the necessary qualities to play rightback though? He’s a cracking centreback, but do you think he’s as good going forward and linking with the wingers?

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