Taylor to stay at Newcastle

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is ready to fight for his place after being told he will not be allowed to leave the club on loan next month.

I want to play football. I want to play as much football as I can.

If I'm not going to get in the team, then obviously we will have to look at something else.

But at this moment in time, the manager has come out and said that, so we will have to wait and see. Hopefully soon I will be back in amongst it. I'll wait to see what happens.

At Newcastle, I have had competition all my career. I thrive on that and it doesn't bother me one bit. The manager makes a decision and you have just got to accept that.

I need to keep working hard and knuckling down.

– Newcastle defender Steven Taylor speaking to the Shields Gazette

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