Ryan Taylor has given a good interview to the Evening Chronicle today, and it seems he’s already excited about next season, back in the Premiership with Newcastle.
Ryan Taylor with Danny Guthrie and Championship Trophy
Ryan Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s there for everyone to see what could have happened.”“If I was a Newcastle fan born and bred, I’m sure I would be over the moon with what’s gone on this season. Especially after what happened last season.”
“To bounce back as champions at the first time of asking with over 100 points is fantastic.” “You would never have thought that when the season started.”
“Everybody here is on a real high at the moment.” “You have to give credit to Chris, Colin and all of the staff for getting us through this season, and all of the players have done a thoroughly professional job.”
Taylor played 35 times this season for the Tyneside club, scoring four great goals, and assisting in another five goals.
Ryan is only looking forward to next season, and it seems like he just cannot wait for pre-season to start up in July.
And it will be a much different attitude and tone at Newcastle when the lads return for pre-season training in a couple of months, than it was last year – that’s for sure.
There were reports last week that Owen Coyne at Bolton was interested in signing Ryan this summer, but it certainly looks like Ryan thinks he’s going nowhere this summer, as he continued:
““I can’t wait for next season.” The main thing is to rest and keep in shape over the summer.” “We know it will be a long tough season. But we have to come back and give it a real shot, and I’m sure we will.”
One of Ryan Taylor’s strengths is that he can play on either flank, as either a full-back or a winger, and add to that his great ability to score goals from free kicks, and he is a valuable player at the club.
Ryan played at right-back on Sunday afternoon at QPR, and was happy to end the season with a win that took Newcastle to a total points total of 102 for the season.
“It’s always good to end the season with a win.” “It summed the season up really – another dogged performance away from home.”
“And when you add them all up they have been vital wins.” “At QPR it didn’t matter in some ways, but we wanted to win d do a professional job.”
“We wanted to get over that 100-point mark too.” “We did really well to do that.” “As a defender you always want to keep clean sheets, and Tim Krul was fantastic for us.”
“He hasn’t played much all season and then when called upon he’s reliable.”
Indeed Tim Krul made several good saves on Sunday afternoon, and it showed the Duthchman, who loves it at Newcastle, is not too far behind Steve Harper right now.
And with 22 year-old Fraser Forster back on Tyneside this summer, Chris Hughton will be able to take a close look at his three very good goalkeepers and decide which of the two youngsters goes out on loan next season.
If we had to hazard a guess, we’d say Fraser will be back for a full season at Norwich City in the Championship, to get more first team experience next season.