Injury blow for Taylor
Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor has been ruled out for up to three months after suffering an ankle injury in training.
Taylor is understood to have suffered the problem in a challenge with Sol Campbell and, having undergone surgery on the problem on Tuesday, Newcastle say he will miss ten to 12 weeks.
Taylor said in the Daily Star: "These things happen on the training ground, but it's not great for me. I face a long hard winter now."
The paper reports that Taylor - who has not started a league match this season - was hopeful of securing a loan move prior to the injury.