25 year-old Steven Taylor, who came through the Newcastle Youth Academy, is hopefully not too long away from returning to the first team, following his hamstring injury.
Steven Taylor – two to three weeks away from return
And Steven watched the amazing 4-4 draw with Arsenal on Saturday, which is getting the Newcastle team plaudits from all over the place, since their amazing comeback on Saturday afternoon.
Steven picked up his hamstring injury in the first-half of January’s 5-0 win hammering of West Ham, but returned to light training at the end of last week.
Steven hopes to be ready in about two to three weeks time, but he’s hoping it could be even sooner than that, as he spoke on the Newcastle United site today.
“I’m getting closer,” “This week, I’ll have some more good, hard sessions with Dave Henderson as part of my rehab. I’ll hopefully have one more week of that, see how it goes and perhaps step things up further after that.”
“I’m feeling good now and I’m feeling stronger. I’m dying to get back and after seeing the Arsenal game on Saturday, they’re the games you want to be involved in.”
“Maybe not the first half performance but in the second half, after everyone probably wrote us off, it was amazing to watch. But we never say die at this football club, and look what happened.”
“I absolutely loved watching it – but I want to be playing again and hopefully that won’t be far away.”
It will be good to get Steven back into the side, and we have to think he will be a starter when he’s fully fit again, but Coloccini and Williamson still have a few games to prove they should remain in the starting central defensive positions.
And a couple of interesting anecdotes about last Saturday’s game from stateside.
My doctor left me a message on the phone after the game, which he had watched, and left congratulations on the fantastic comeback of Newcastle . I didn’t get the message until Sunday morning and he ‘s a big baseball fan, well at least he was.
And my son Neil couldn’t watch the game any longer after they were 3-0 down after just 9 minutes, so he left the house, and returned around the time the game ended, and he looked at the score on this web-site and couldn’t believe it – and then immediately called me – what happened?
Where do I begin?
But I bet Neil wasn’t the only one who couldn’t watch Newcastle being mauled in that first half, but wasn’t it interesting that the lads became the Lions in that second half and mauled the Arsenal defense.
It was just an amazing game that will be remembered forever, especially by the people who were privileged to be at the game – well at least privileged to be at the game after the break. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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