Ryan Taylor steps up his Newcastle comeback

DEDICATED ... Ryan Taylor.
DEDICATED ... Ryan Taylor.
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RYAN Taylor will step up his comeback from injury today – with another run-out for Newcastle United.

Taylor will play against Burnley in a behind-closed-doors fixture between the two clubs.

The 30-year-old has been out for two years after twice rupturing the cruciate ligament in his right knee.

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But Taylor is closing in on a first-team return after a series of operations and a painstaking rehabilitation.

He said on Twitter: “Looking forward to my 2nd game back vs Burnley, hopefully play 75+ mins, an go from there. So happy to be so close again.”

Taylor played in a behind-closed-doors game against Carlisle United last week.

The rest of the Newcastle team against Burnley is likely to be made up of Under-21 and fringe players.

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