Ryan Taylor; “I’m around five and a half months into the rehab so there is hopefully not much longer left to go. I haven’t really got a date or game in mind but…one match I would love to be back for is the derby and I think it is a realistic target to be aiming for”.
Cabaye “Now we can start to look forward again, starting at home to Reading next week. We defended well and looked solid but we just have to take it step by step. All I could do was sit in the stand and watch, not able to do anything to help. It was very sad for me”.
Each time Alan Pardew says ‘When I have all my big players back…’ it makes the likelihood of new signings look more and more unlikely. Unfortunately, I can hear all too well in May something along the lines of ‘If only I’d had my big players available…’.