Taylor has told of his delight with life at the club after enjoying "the best 12 months" of his career in the North East.
He joined the Magpies in 2009 from Wigan Atheltic, and he couldn't hide his satisfaction with both his form and the success he has had in the past year.
Taylor: "It's been a great 12 months in my career. It's probably been the best 12 months I've had, on and off the field.
"My little boy's not far from being one year old now, so everything's going so well.
"I signed a new contract last season and played a lot of games. The last 12 months have probably been the best so far. It's been great.
"I'm not going to get carried away and say I'll start this season and play every game.
"Who knows? There are a few new lads coming in, and everyone's got to keep their head down and show the manager they want to play.
"I'm no different to any of the other lads."
MONACO 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ba)Harper, Santon (Ryan Taylor 57), Simpson, Williamson (Perch 46), Gutierrez, Amalfitano (Obertan 62), Abeid (Tavernier 46), Bigirimana (Tiote 62), Sammy Ameobi (Vuckic 46), Shola Ameobi (Gosling 62), Ba (Marveaux 78). Subs not used: Elliot, Coloccini.
CHEMNITZER 1 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot; Tavernier (Simpson, 70), Williamson, Perch, R Taylor (Santon, 70); Obertan (Gutierrez, 77), Abeid (Bigirimana, 70), Gosling, Amalfitano; Vuckic (Shola Ameobi, 70), Sammy Ameobi (Ba, 77). Sub not used: Harper.
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