We mentioned on Saturday after the game that could be Steven Taylor’s last game for Newcastle, as the local lad had a shocker in the first half and seems to have lost his mobility with all the injuries he’s sustained over the last six years.
Steven was hauled off at half time by Rafa Benitez and those Achilles injury in particular seem to be affecting him now.
Steven Taylor – played last game for Newcastle
The Times is reporting today that Rafa will not play Steven again this season, so the Whitley Bay lad played a total of 264 games with 15 goals for Newcastle, after making his debut in early 2004 when Sir Bobby Robson was manager.
Steven was very good as a teenager and in his early 20’s and he played 29 times with four goals when he captained the England U21 side under Stuart Pearce from 2004-2009.
But the Greenwich-born player of Geordie parents never fulfilled the massive potential he had when he was younger.
Steven’s contract at Newcastle runs out in June and it will not be renewed.
Taylor suffered several serious injuries from January of 2010 ,which have seen him miss lots of games with injury.
It’s a sad way for the 30 year-old to end his career at his local club, but nobody ever questioned his passion for Newcastle United.
Steven will be hurting like the rest of us, that Newcastle will also likely be relegated this season.