Success For The Boy Pardew Didn't Want To Play!

09 December 2011 11:55
Alan Pardew said of Ryan Taylor before the Mackem match: "I hope Ryan doesn't play, because that will mean I have a full strength team". And Pardew was left to eat those words.

Taylor played . and crashed home the match winner . and he has been part of the team ever since!

Ryan Taylor: "I was happy with my form, and then I had a little blip against Manchester City.

"But it's been a fantastic season for me so far and hopefully, that can continue.

"But I am just going to take one game as it comes and not look too far ahead of myself because I know there are players wanting to get into the position I am in and get into the team.

"I can't get too carried away, I can only go to the next game and at the moment, I am very happy.

"I didn't expect to be a regular, no, if I am truthfully honest, but I didn't see why I couldn't stay in the team if I played well.

"So far, the Gaffer has kept faith in me and we are sitting sixth in the league and everyone is very happy at the minute."