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Steven Taylor ‘Go and find another job if you’re not ready to play for Newcastle’

6 years ago

Steven Taylor’s advice for young players coming through, is that they have to be ready to make the transition immediately or they won’t make it.

The Newcastle defender saying that they should ‘Go and find another job’ if they can’t hack it.

Taylor claims that it was easier when he came through the ranks but that these days, players don’t have the luxury of easing their way in.

Maybe the reality though is that now Newcastle have such a small squad that young players are getting chances because of desperation and they have to be thrown in, rather than getting twenty minutes here and there with United two or three goals up.

The fact that Alan Pardew admitted he played Rolando Aarons against expert advice against Manchester City, summing up the need to play young players even when they’re not ready. Aarons admitting he’d had to come off at half-time against Man City because he was ‘knackered’!

The young winger having not even a friendly match as preparation after a long absence through injury.

Speaking to the Shields Gazette, Steven Taylor said;

“When I first started, you need to wait for your chance.

“Now they have got to step up to the plate, you don’t get time.

“Now, we are in a game where you have to be ready for it. If you are not ready for it then go and find another job.

“We are living every kid’s dream here. We know what it’s all about and they (younger players) know what it is all about. They’re letting their football do the talking at the moment.”

There is no doubt that younger players such as Aarons, Abeid, Armstrong and Sammy Ameobi are giving United something that more experienced/established players such as Anita, Gouffran and Riviere weren’t.

With younger players though you have to accept that they will have ups and downs, so let’s hope they are given the patience the likes of Anita and Gouffran were given, when they have the predictable dip in form that all young footballers experience.


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