Taylor given England call-up

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been called-up to the England squad for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino

Pardew on Taylor's England selection

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said:

"This is a fully deserved call-up for Steven.

"He missed part of the season but since his return has been outstanding.

"He has a great chance, on this form, of going to the World Cup. On behalf of all the squad, staff and supporters, we wish him all the best and hope he is given the chance to win his first senior international cap."

– Alan Pardew, Newcastle United FC Manager

Taylor on England call-up

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor said:

"It's a dream come true.

"I am so happy to have received a call-up to the full squad. It is every player's ambition to represent their country and it is the greatest honour in professional football.

"If I am lucky enough to be given that chance over the next seven days, it will be one of the proudest moments of my playing career."

– Steven Taylor, Newcastle United

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England call-up for Newcastle's Taylor

Steven Taylor has been called up to the England squad Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been called into the England squad for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.

The 27-year-old's inclusion comes after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill was ruled out through injury. Taylor will join up with the team for their first training session on this morning.