Newcastle United’s Ryan Taylor: This aspect of our game is ‘very worrying’

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Newcastle United are in danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

Newcastle United star Ryan Taylor has told The Sun that his side need to be able to deal with set-pieces better.

The 30-year-old, who can play as a defender and as a midfielder, made the comments in the aftermath of the Magpies’ 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Taylor himself was at fault for the Baggies’ goal at St. James’ Park, as he lost Victor Anichebe for his header just past the half-hour mark.

The former Wigan Athletic star has now admitted that Newcastle need to do better from set-pieces in their final two Premier League games of the season.

“We keep conceding from set plays and that is very worrying,” Taylor told The Sun. “That has been the case over the last few weeks, where corners and free kicks are deciding games against us.”

One suspects that the Newcastle players have been working on defending from set-pieces during training sessions, but they are still unable to get it right.

It is probably down to individual mistakes during match situations that John Carver’s side are conceding from set-pieces, but those errors need to stop if the Magpies are to avoid the drop the Premier League to the Championship.

Newcastle are back in action on Saturday, when they take on Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road.

Then on the final day of the season, the Magpies will host London outfit West Ham United at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies are currently 17th in the Premier League table with 36 points from as many matches, just two points above the relegation zone.

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