Alan Pardew will make some changes to the Newcastle side for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup tie at Blackburn, but just how many is a good question.
Ryan Taylor’s winning goal at Sunderland in August
Ryan Taylor has been one of the huge surprises this season, and he seems to have nailed down the left-back position on Tyneside, with some solid performances for the Magpies so far this season.
And we expect him to keep his place for the foreseeable future, as he put in another strong performance for Newcastle against Wigan on Saturday, and he put over the left wing cross in with his left foot, that Marveaux set up for Cabaye’s great winning goal after 81 minutes.
Ryan has also scored two very important goals direct from free kicks this season.
He did it in the second round at Scunthorpe in August, which was the equalizer after 80 minutes and saw Newcastle go on to win that game 2-1 after extra time, with the winner coming from young Sammy Ameobi.
And then of course he scored the winner at Sunderland after 62 minutes in the previous game at Sunderland, which gave Newcastle a great 1-0 victory against the local enemy.
Ryan Taylor says today that whoever gets to nod tomorrow night will want to impress:
“The lads are chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action because everyone wants to be involved when things are going well,”
“We all know that whoever plays on Wednesday has to put in a good shift, because it’s not easy to get into the starting eleven these days due to the quality that’s in there.
“The gaffer might rest a few but whoever plays, I’m sure they’ll want to impress.”
Ryan is a good example of a player whose been on the fringes at Newcastle since he arrived from Wigan in January of 2009, but he has kept his head down, he is a first class professional and has been rewarded with a starting position this season by Alan Pardew.
It’s a good story for Ryan and for Newcatsle.