PFA chief Gordon Taylor is confident Newcastle United can rehabilitate controversial midfielder Joey Barton.

Taylor said: "Hopefully Kevin (Keegan) can work his oracle with Joey and get his life back on track, both as a human being and a footballer. Along with the Sporting Chance clinic we've tried to help Joey, but you need to see some return. It's not been good but the lad does have ability and you keep hoping he can put it behind him and move on. Whether that will happen, I don't know."