Newcastle have been handed another contract boost after Ryan Taylor penned a two-year extension on his current deal to keep him at St James’ Park until 2015.
The 27-year-old Liverpudlian has played a huge part in the clubs rise flourished at both left back and right midfield for the Magpies this season and has played huge part in the clubs rapid rise into the top six.
Taylor, who became a firm fan favourite following his spectacular winner against Sunderland in August, spoke of his delight at being given the opportunity to nail his colours to the Newcastle mast and also had praise for boss Alan Pardew.
“I’m over the moon. It’s been a quiet one to get done and didn’t take long,” he told the club’s official website.
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“I stated not so long ago that I would love to stay here, and that has always been the case. Playing every week helps, and having a good manager has been a massive plus for me as well.
“When the gaffer came in first of all I was injured, so I’ve had to prove myself to him. But this season has been great for me on a personal note, and to have played every Premier League game bar two or three then it’s been a great season.”
Taylor was brought Tyneside in January 2009 by Joe Kinnear as part of the deal that took then Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia to Wigan. He played a bit-part role during his first two seasons at the club but has become one of the first names on the team sheet during the current campaign playing in 25 of the Magpies’ 27 Premier League games.