The defender is fully fit after recovering from a hamstring problem which sidelined him earlier this season.
And Taylor could be involved in Friday afternoon’s Under-21 game against Norwich City.
Jonas Gutierrez and Sylvain Marveaux – who haven’t featured for United since October and September respectively -– are also contenders to start to top up their fitness.
But it is Taylor who has had the longest absence from first-team football.
The 27-year-old hasn’t featured since the club’s season-opening Premier League defeat to Manchester City in August, when he was dismissed before the break.
Source: Newcastle United Mad