We’ve mentioned for a while now that if Ryan Taylor doesn’t get more playing time at Newcastle, he will probably want to leave for pastures anew, and there’ll be quite a few PL clubs that will want to take him.
Ryan Taylor – after scoring great goal at Chelsea
Ryan has come out today and said that he is not too happy at not playing enough at Newcastle, and if things don’t improve he may have to look elsewhere.
Ryan has started both Carling Cup games this season, and played well both times, and hit two wonderful goals that got Newcastle two wins at Accrington Stanley and Chelsea.
This is what Ryan said today, and talked about James Perch getting the nod in front of him, for the right back position at the start of the season:
“It was a kick in the teeth. I was hoping to maybe start the season, but it didn’t go my way.” “There’s only so much time you can keep going without getting too frustrated and I’m hitting that peak at the moment.”
“When I play I feel as though I’m doing OK – I’ve got two goals in two starts – but I just don’t seem to be getting a sniff.” “Competition for places is always tough here, but I’m training well and when I play I’m doing my best, I’m doing all I can do.”
“But when it comes to league games it feels as though the hard work I’m doing isgoing unnoticed. I’m 26 now – all I want to do is play football.” “There’ll come a time, maybe this season, if things still aren’t going my way I’ll have to look at other options.”
“I’m not looking at a loan right now, but if you come to me in four or five weeks and I still haven’t played, then I’m going to look at it.” “I will weigh up my options, but for the time being I’ll stick it out.”
We can hardly blame Ryan if he just wants to play more football somewhere else, we’d much rather see players want to play each week than just sit on the bench getting their money every week.
Although with a squad system these days, players are hardly ever going to start every game either – so there has to be some balance there with ambition and playing time.
We like Ryan, he’s a good guy and he has shown that he is a more than decent player, and we think it will be a loss to the squad if he decides he has to move on. We hope he stays on Tyneside.
What do you think?