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.
“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.