News today that Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is all set to make his reserve-team comeback today at Wigan.
Steven Taylor – plays for Reserves today
Steven was on the bench on Sunday for the local lad, and as a local lad he was very pleased with that of course, as he said today:
“I was delighted to make the bench against Sunderland and I felt ready to play a part if I had been called upon,” “To prove my fitness, I just want to play as many games as possible now and I’m looking forward to playing against Wigan.”
“If I come through that as expected, I will hope to make the bench again at Arsenal next weekend and then look to try to force my way back into the starting line-up.” “It will just be nice to be out there playing again after such a long time, and I’m excited for it.”
Steven had had a terrible year with injuries, playing only a handful of games, before he was injured last January against WBA with a knee injury.
And then when he made his comeback at Carlisle United, he then injured his shoulder in the first half, and was taken off, and is only now coming back from that.
But we think Steven is a first team player at Newcastle, and will put enormous pressure on Williamson and Coloccini at center-back, and also on Danny Simpson at right back, as Steven is more than an average right back.
But Danny did have a powerful game for Newcastle against Sunderland, and put in a wonderful cross that Andy Carroll headed onto the cross bar, before Shola Ameobi hit the rebound sweetly home from 14 yards out, for Newcastle’s 4th goal.
And as is usual when we talk about Steven these days, we have to think that the great emotional win against the old enemy Sunderland on Sunday, will persuade Steven that the club he should be playing for is Newcastle United.
Let’s hope he will sign a new contract at the club before the end of the year, as his current contract runs out on June 30th next year.
Just for the record, Steven has played 173 times with 10 goals for Newcastle and was on loan at Wycombe Wanderers, where he played 6 times – from 11th December 2003 until 11th January, 2004 – when Tony Adams was the manager.