Ryan Taylor thinks that the win over Norwich has arrived just at the right time for United, with the derby game up next.

Newcastle’s last derby match winner in 2011, says that he’s now looking forward to watching the Sunderland match after seeing the 6-2 win over the Canaries at first hand.

Taylor was at St James Park last Sunday and after having visited the dressing room afterwards, says that the sense of relief was obvious.

Hull are home to Birmingham on Saturday, leaving Ryan Taylor (who was signed by Joe Kinnear for Newcastle) free to watch the Newcastle match, whether on TV or in the flesh.

His own career has stalled, after starting the first game of the season for Hull, Taylor hasn’t played a single minute of Championship football, since being subbed in the 65th minute of his Hull debut.

However, when it comes to Newcastle United, Ryan Taylor couldn’t have been happier last Sunday and he says that the rest of the Newcastle fans inside St James Park were ‘back to their best’.

Let’s hope we are celebrating a new derby match winner on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Taylor talking to Talksport:

“The lads who I was sitting with were saying that this could be 6-5 to anyone but the old Newcastle came out.

“The fans were back to their best and they were entertained for 90 minutes. With the win, that is what they want.

“The derbies over the years haven’t been that good, so I am hoping it can change.”

Changing managers:

“It’s always quite weird, Sunderland seem to time it perfectly with a management replacement just in time for the first home game to be the derby.

“We can’t hide from it, they have come out on top in the last couple of years, but I’m looking forward to it because of that result they had at the weekend. What a win that was.

“I went and saw the (Newcastle) lads afterwards and you could just sense the relief in that dressing room, what a time to take it into the derby.”