Ryan Taylor: Injuries are not only to blame for Newcastle’s poor form

Ryan Taylor believes that Newcastle still have quality, even if they have suffered from injuries.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ryan Taylor admitted that injuries are not all to blame for Newcastle’s incredible poor form this season, with the ‘quality’ players failing to play to their best abilities.

The 30-year-old defender said: “Yes, it's a big job but it's down to the players. We were unlucky to have a lot of injuries, but we still had quality in the squad. We just haven't done it.”

This is certainly a worrying thought for Magpies’ fans, as if the players cannot get worked up in a relegation fight, then what hope do the club have.

This should be when the squad are giving their all for the team, as they look to stop a potential drop to the Championship, but instead performances are dour, and the club are on a run of nine defeats in 10 matches - without a victory since February.

The squad have been hit by some debilitating injuries to key players, but that is not enough to make a supposed Premier League team fall at every hurdle.

It is more down to the fact that suspensions have hurt the team, suspensions that John Carver believes certain players have been brining upon themselves.

There is a real lack of team spirit and unity amongst the squad, and a relegation would potentially be the best thing for the club.

Should the Tyneside outfit drop to the Championship, it is likely that a major squad overhaul would begin, allowing whoever is in charge to build a squad in the vision of Newcastle, rather than sticking by the current players - who have shown little to deserve a place at St James’ Park.

Taylor believes the squad are to blame for their struggles, rather than injury, and that is really a worrying thought heading into the last game of the Premier League campaign.

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