Taylor: Newcastle looking up

Steven Taylor claims Newcastle United continue to look up the

Premier League table, rather than down at a basement battle.

The Magpies have endured a frustrating 2012/13 campaign, with

consistency and momentum having eluded them for long periods.

An inability to string positive results together has left them

languishing in the bottom-half of the division.

A 4-0 reversal against Manchester City last time out means there

are just three points separating Newcastle from the relegation

zone.

Taylor, though, maintains that no-one at St James’ Park is

thinking about a survival scrap.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “I am confident in my team-mates.

I look around the dressing room at the players who I train with

every day, and I am sat around top-class. This definitely makes me

believe we are going to do well.

“We are not looking down, we are looking up. We are looking at

who we can catch and chase.

“If you look at the games we have coming up – Benfica twice,

Fulham and then Sunderland – we are excited.

“In the next few weeks, I am looking to see this all wrapped up

in the Premier League and hopefully we can look forward to the

Europa League.”