Ryan Taylor: Relegation allowed Newcastle to dump dead wood
Ryan Taylor says relegation did Newcastle United the world of good.
The 26-year-old says that such fierce ambition among the club’s fringe stars will prove crucial to the club staying up – and might just set an example for today’s mega-money opponents.
Taylor said: “You are always going to have happy and unhappy faces at a football club, that comes naturally – I’m sure if you look at Man City, there will be people in the same boat as some of us.
“What matters is how everybody still works together – and that’s a big factor for us.
“We all want to play in the Premier League, but in a way going down did the world of good for our club.
“It got rid of a lot of players who showed their true colours and didn’t want to be here – and the people who stayed pulled together.
“The team spirit we have got at our place now is probably the best I have ever been involved in.
“Even though I’ve not been playing I still look forward to going in to training.
“The ones who are in the team are always up – it’s the same at every club – but here the ones who aren’t playing are still mixing in.
“People will show a bit of frustration at times, but we need to keep that character and team spirit in the dressing room.”