We were sorry to hear that Steven Taylor was unable to reach some agreement with his home town club to stay at Newcastle.
Steven Taylor – on his way
But if the news is correct as Sky Sport is reporting it – still nothing on the Newcastle official web-site about this – we’ll need to move on and you can bet that Chris Hughton will want to now add some defensive reinforcements to the squad before next Tuesday.
It was only yesterday that Chris was saying that he was short of defenders right now due to injuries, and while it will help to have Sol Campbell fit again very soon, we’ve got to think that Hughton will now try to bring in a replacement for Taylor, during the transfer window.
Who that may be we have no idea, but if Chris can get someone who could play anywhere across the back four, that would probably be the best type of player to bring in.
But we now expect as many as three more players to be drafted into the squad, and maybe an outright transfer too, if Chris can use the money from any Steven Taylor transfer – which we think he will be allowed to do.
Again, we are assuming the news on Sky Sports is valid.