Newcastle United move on to Old Trafford next and Steven Taylor says that he hopes he and the rest of the players, can be inspired by the surroundings.

Obviously they didn’t find the Liberty Stadium very ‘inspiring’, even though Taylor says that the team went there believing they could win.

The defender saying that he and the players thought their ‘game plan’ could succeed but simply found that Swansea were better than them.

Only the first away game of the season but still worrying that the game plan last Saturday appeared to be simply to get everybody behind the ball, let Swansea play around us, then hope for the odd break.

Watching it, I thought it looked identical to what we’d seen so often under Alan Pardew and his disciple, John Carver.

Taylor is looking for the team to ‘do something pretty special’ at Old Trafford but they will have to do it without Daryl Janmaat who will serve a one match suspension, picked up for his sending off at Swansea.

It also appears likely that Moussa Sissoko will miss as well, having been forced off at Swansea with a groin problem, though no news from the club yet as to how serious that is.

Steven Taylor:

“We are trying hard to get our first win of the season and there is no shortage of confidence from the players.

“We went to Swansea believing we could win the game and had a game plan to do it but unfortunately Swansea played better than us – we have to accept that and take it on the chin.”

Doing something pretty special:

“All we can do is move on and we have a massive week ahead of us, it is important we get down to the training ground, get grafting and look forward to the Manchester  United game.

“Old Trafford is a great place to play and hopefully it can inspire us to do something pretty special.”