Hughton plans to continue to show his support for England Under-21 striker Carroll by selecting him for tonight's critical top-of-the-table clash with Nottingham Forest.
If Newcastle win, they will go 13 points ahead of third-placed Forest.
He said: "My job is to manage this football club and this group of lads. Around that will always come decisions. I always pick the best team to win."
Meanwhile, Taylor's contract at Newcastle is up in 16 months.