In early March two years ago, Ryan Taylor signed a two year extension to his contract, that will keep him at Newcastle until the end of June next year – but of course a short five months after he signed that extension, Ryan suffered the first of his two serious ACL knee injuries, when playing against at St. James’ Park on August 30th in the Europa League against Greek side Atromitos.
Ryan Taylor had great fame at Manchester City – his first game back
And last year in April, when he was well on his way back and training again, he suffered a recurrence of the injury that kept him out until he started to return this season.
Ryan has so far played the full game at Manchester City this season – where he was easily our Man of the Match in the surprise 2-0 win – and then he was brough on as a substitute last Sunday.
At West Brom after 85 minutes the Liverpudlian almost set up young Ayoze Perez with his second goal of the game, with a good right wing cross but England goalkeeper Ben Foster made a very good save to somehow turn the ball over the bar.
If Ryan is to get an extension to his contract and stay on at Newcastle, there is no time to be lost, and the 30 year-old is really motivated to play well for the Magpies.
And that’s what we’ve seen from him in the two first-team appearances he has made this season, and more displays he’s given and surely Newcastle will give him say a two year extension.
If Newcastle gave out contracts based on emotion or respect for the player – Ryan would already have a new deal.
The 30 year-old is admired by the Newcastle fans, and is a favorite with the playing staff for his courage and guts in fighting his way back from two devastating injuries.
We should remember that its very difficult for players to come back from one ACL knee injury never mind two in succession.
We hope to see Ryan make many more appearances for Newcastle United this season, and get a new deal – sooner rather than later.
And how can we ever forget that great free-kick against Sunderland in August of 2011 – here’s that fabulous goal that won Newcastle that game at the Stadium of Light.
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