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Newcastle defender Taylor: I deserve my place!

Steven Taylor is delighted to be back in the first team at Newcastle United.

The defender has started in victories over Leicester City and Tottenham.

When asked if he now deserved his place in the side, Taylor shot back: "Absolutely. The one thing I've done is waited for my chance and kept myself in good shape.

"I've taken my chance and that's what I had to do - we've got three points in both games.

"One hundred per cent (I intend to stay in the side). I love my football and there's nothing better than playing in front of 52,000 fans, that's where I want to be."

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