Peter Beardsley glad to have Ryan Taylor working with Newcastle Utd’s U21s

POSITIVE INFLUENCE ... Newcastle's Ryan Taylor.
POSITIVE INFLUENCE ... Newcastle's Ryan Taylor.
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RYAN Taylor is working with Newcastle United’s Under-21s – and coach Peter Beardsley says it’s a “pleasure” to have him involved.

Taylor has been unavailable since August 2012, with two cruciate knee ligament injuries sidelining him.

And the 29-year-old, hopeful of being fit by the start of next season, travelled with Newcastle’s Under-21s squad for their 2-1 loss at Blackburn on Monday.

Taylor was passing on his knowledge to the youngsters, and football development manager Beardsley expects him to be involved with the squad on a regular basis.

Beardsley told nufcTV: “Ryan has taken a real interest in the reserves, and obviously he is injured at the moment.

“I would think you would probably see him more and more. He loves it. He’s a big help to us because he plays the game, and he can give the kids his knowledge.

“He has got a brilliant attitude, as we all know, so it’s a pleasure for us to have him with us.”