27-year-old Steven Taylor is now fit, but the local lad has played only 45 minutes of first team football this season, and he has not even made the bench for the last six games, as defenders Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massadio Haidara have been preferred.
Steven Taylor – frustrated on Tyneside
And Steven Taylor’s agent Willie McKay has revealed Steven is frustrated at his lack of playing time on Tyneside, and the Scot had this to say to Sky Sports about his client:
“Steven is now fully fit, but he is frustrated not to be playing as that is what he loves doing,” “He has not been involved for the last six games and of course it is frustrating.”
“Steven fully understands that the team have been on a good winning run and the manager does not want to change a winning team.”
“Joe Kinnear has promised Steven a new deal in January and he could be made available for loan if he is not going to be playing for Newcastle.”
One of Steven’s problems is that he has suffered a lot of injuries in the last four years, since he picked up that knee injury in January of 2010, during our promotion season.
And in the last four years he’s played just 66 times for the first team, and even though he made his debut under Bobby Robson in early 2004, he’s played only 236 games with 13 goals in those nearly ten years as a first team player for Newcastle.
Steven could seek a loan move to another Premier League club next month.
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