Some good news today that Ryan Taylor has completed his third comeback game – this time for the Newcastle U21 side against bottom of the league Brighton – , and the Newcastle side won 3-1, after going behind in the first half.
Ryan Taylor – another game under his belt
The game was played behind closed doors at Darsley Park in Benton, and it was Ryan who scored a penalty just before half time to level the scores, and the deliberate hand ball saw Dallison-Lisbon sent off.
Ryan then provided the corner early in the second half that was converted by Haris Vuckic, and the scoring was completed on 60 minutes when Barlaser scored.
And after 75 minutes Brighton were reduced to nine men when Danny Pappoe received a straight red card – so it was not a good day for Brighton Reserves this afternoon.
This was Ryan’s third game back after two serious injuries, and his first competitive game for the Newcastle U21 side after he has played in two friendly games against Carlisle United and Burnley.
Ryan’s not only looked fit but looked in good form too – so it remains to be seen when Alan Pardew will bring Ryan back into the first team squad – maybe Sunday at Tottenham?
We think Alan will want Ryan to have more competitive games before he brings in back into the Newcastle first team squad, and the Newcastle medics and physios will be very careful that he is not rushed back in any way.
It will be a huge success for Ryan when he does finally return to the Newcastle side, and he’s likely to get a terrific ovation at St. James’ Park the first time he gets onto the pitch again after being out for over two years with two successive ACL knee injuries.
Newcastle U21: Elliot, Ryan Taylor, Satka, Williams, Gillesphey, Barlaser, Bigirimana, Gilliead, Vuckic, Roberts, Ferreyra
Subs: McKinnon, Mbabu, Olley, Kemen, Heardman
Here’s Ryan’s twitter account if you want to send him a message of support for all the courage he has shown over the 26 months.
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