Hughton Expects Big Things From Local Lad Steven Taylor


Chris Hughton has come out again today and said that Steven Taylor has a big future at Newcastle – to anybody who will listen.

Steven Taylor – proud moment for the local lad

But that will not stop the gossip press this summer insisting that he will be sold by the Newcastle club,  because of the bust-up between him and Andy Carroll last March.

Hughton is looking to keep all of his current squad at St James’ Park, and bring in say 3-4 new players this summer.

And Steven Taylor will hope to discuss a new deal at his home-town club, when the players return for pre-season training on Wednesday, July 7th.

Newcastle manager Hughton seems enthusiastic about the player’s future on Tyneside, as he told the Evening  Chronicle today:

“He’s a big talent and a local lad with the club at heart.” “We’ll always endeavour to keep our best players and he goes into that category.”

“It’s been frustrating for him.” “But he will come back fit and fresh for next season and now has a chance to play pre-season.”

Steven was one of the very first Newcastle players to come our last summer and say he wanted to stay at Newcastle, to get them promoted from the Championship in their first season down below.

And before Steven was injured in January, he had already played a massive part in making that dream come true for Newcastle fans.

And unlike Seb Bassong, Habib Beye, Damien Duff  Oba Martins and others who left the club, the local lad elected to stay at home and help the famous Newcastle club to get back where they belong – the English Premiership.

Hughton continued:

“Pre-season is always a fresh start and he’s still regarded as a very good young player for this club.” “I think everybody here is aware of the talent he’s got.”

“The lad has been unfortunate and picked up a bad injury.” “That’s something every professional footballer will go through at some stage.”

“Fortunately for us, we were able to cope without him.” “But you can’t forget the big part he played before he was injured.”

It will be interesting to see who starts in central defense next season between Coloccini, Steven and Mike Williamson.

But all three of these players deserve to be starters next season, if they maintain the same form they showed last season.

Steven has already played 179 games with 10 goals for the Newcastle United club – and we’re sure there’s a lot more to come from the Whitley Bay lad.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • spiderpig

    May 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #1

    would be good at right back.loves going forward to much for a centre half.that would give us a great back 4 taylor,collo,williamson,enrique.

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  • G

    May 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    I see your point spiderpig, but sometimes I think we should refer back to the old fashioned sweeper system to accomodate his movement. Just a thought.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    May 21, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Would like to see Mike Williamson partnering Colo in central defence so maybe switch Taylor to rightback? He should at least be in the team I think.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    May 21, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Ah, just like you said spiderpig..

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  • peterktoon

    May 21, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #5

    We just need to Taylor saying that he wants to be a part of newcastle and he’ll want to sign a new deal…
    Then I’ll be able to relax.

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  • hkgeordie

    May 21, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Setting aside his first few months of life Taylor is a proud Geordie who grew up in Whitley Bay High School (open to being corrected). All the Geordies on this site (and many of the non-Geordies who support the Toon – big respect to you) will understand what that upbringing means. He is a quality player , one of England’s finest ex-U21 players, who is still improving. Lucky us. Let’s appreciate the lad, enjoy how lucky we are to have Col, Big Wills (credit to CH for that bargain) and Kadar – lets go spend whatever cash there is on another position. HWTL.

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  • Doha Mag

    May 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #7

    I hope we can persuade him to extend his contract at Newcastle or we’ll be obliged to sell him this summer or let him go on a Bosman when his contract expires next year…..

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