Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted Ryan Taylor has signed a new two-year deal.

Pardew was delighted to have tied down another member of his first-team squad.

He said: "I am delighted to secure a contract extension for Ryan. He has been outstanding for me this season wherever I have asked him to play.

"Ryan is a fantastic player who is firmly in the hearts of our fans, not only for his derby winner against Sunderland but also because of some excellent performances in the Newcastle shirt.

"On the back of agreeing new deals last week with Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini, this gives us a huge boost going into the final 11 games, and hopefully Ryan can help us make this a truly memorable season."