Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor hasn’t played since the first game of the season, and after being sent off in that first game at Manchester City, he served a three match ban and then picked up a hamstring injury, and after training all week, he now seems to be a doubt for the game at Sunderland on Sunday
Steven Taylor – a doubt for Sunday
Steven came back to training on Monday, and until yesterday it was so far so good, but news in the local papers today he is now doubtful, so we assume that hamstring injury may be playing up a little.
With Yanga-Mbiwa suspended for the game, and Fab Coloccini back in Argentina with a groin problem, it seems that Paul Dummett would deputize, and given his performance last Saturday, it would be another great chance for him to show just how good he is.
But if Taylor misses this game, there has to be doubts about this lad’s overall fitness, because for almost four years now Steven has missed at least half of each season with various injuries.
We should hear more from the Newcastle manager on the fitness front today, when we assume Alan will be holding his press conference for the Sunderland game.
If Steven doesn’t make it, this will be a massive game for another local lad, Paul Dummett, and we hope the 22 year-old can come through as he’s done every time he’s worn a Newcastle shirt this season.
What do you think?