Newcastle’s 30 year-old utility player Ryan Taylor played in a behind the scenes friendly against Burnley yesterday at the Benton Training Center, in his comeback from a double ACL knee injury, and he came through the game successfully.
Ryan Taylor congratulates Adam Armstrong yesterday
Newcastle won the game 4-1 with two goals from Adam Armstrong, and one each from Facundu Ferreyra and Callum Roberts.
Utility man Ryan played at right back and he got in a good 70 minutes stint before being replaced by young Jamie Sterry, and Argentine striker Facundu Ferreyra played the whole game, so we hope he’s coming into some fitness and a bit of form also.
This was Ryan’s second comeback game after he was initially injured against Atromitos back in August two years ago, and then in April of last year – during his first comeback attempt – the knee was injured again.
And Taylor came close to scoring from a free kick when his curling effort on goal as well saved by the goalkeeper.
After the game Ryan tweeted this on his Twitter account:
“Delighted to have played my 2nd game earlier, another 75 mins closer to full fitness. Some great goals from @AdamArma9 @Calroberts”
It was good to see young Adam Armstrong also in the goals again, and we hope to see this lad in the first team getting some regular playing time shortly.
This is good news, and we hope that Ryan can start pushing for the first team squad in the next few weeks, but he will not be rushed back.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Jak Alnwick; Ryan Taylor (Jamie Sterry 70), Remie Streete, Lubo Satka, Massadio Haidara; Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid; Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong, Haris Vuckic; Facundo Ferreyra
Subs not used: Paul Woolston, Kevin Mbabu, Dan Barlaser, Alex Gilliead, Tom Heardman
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