Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that Ryan Taylor will be part of the squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
The 30-year-old versatile player has been on the sidelines since August 2012 after tearing a cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The former England Under-21 international, who can play as a full-back and as a winger, has now recovered from his injury and will be part of the Magpies’ squad that will travel to North London this weekend.
AP: "Ryan Taylor should return this week. It's an inspirational story. I'm so pleased to put his name on the sheet to travel." #nufc— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 24, 2014
Newcastle are struggling for points at the moment and will head into the contest against Tottenham placed third from bottom.
Pardew’s side have collected just seven points from eight matches, while Spurs will go into the match on the back of a 5-1 hammering of Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League Group C game on Thursday.
However, Pardew is confident that Newcastle can win on Sunday.
AP: "I can feel a little bit more confidence in and around the camp. But we have to improve results full stop going forward." #nufc— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 24, 2014
AP: "We go to Spurs and have to be disciplined and offer a threat. It's about trying to attack the game and get a win." #nufc— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 24, 2014