Steven Taylor has always been a good professional, and he’s showing that right now with some very good performance in central defense alongside Fab Coloccini, as Newcastle are starting to turn their season around.
Steven Taylor and Jack Colback after win at Spurs
Steven didn’t get much of a look in last season when Mike Williamson partnered Coloccini and ended up as our Player of the Season, after some strong performances for the side.
Steven made only 9 appearances all last season, but he has taken his opportunity with Mike Williamson out injured, and so far has six appearances this term for the first team.
This is what Steven said yesterday about his plight:
“You’ve got to keep working hard in training, and that’s what I’ve done,” “I did my extra stuff, kept my head down, didn’t moan and I’m just glad to be playing.”
“There’s nothing better than running out at St James’.” “This is what it’s all about, being a professional footballer. You can’t tell me anything’s better than this.”
Newcastle are short in central defense this season, after allowing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave for a season long loan to Roma, so we are hoping the club will bring in another center-back in January.
Lee Charnley had said the club had one lined up to replace Mapou, but the loan deal was completed so late, that replacement deal couldn’t be completed.
It’s good to see Steven getting back to somewhere near his best form.
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