NUFC players fully behind boss Alan Pardew says Steven Taylor

POSITIVE ... Newcastle United's Steven Taylor.
POSITIVE ... Newcastle United's Steven Taylor.

STEVEN Taylor says unity will prove Newcastle’s strength as the club battles relegation.

Taylor and his team-mates need one win from their last four games to secure their Premier League status.

And the sooner United – who face Liverpool at St James’s Park on Saturday – get the three points they need, the better.

Manager Alan Pardew has come under fire since the club’s Tyne-Wear derby defeat, but long-serving Taylor insists the dressing room is fully behind him.

“The confidence is there, and we need everyone behind us until the end of the season,” Taylor told SportMail.

“The staff and players are together, wanting to do well. We’re behind the manager, and he’s behind the players. We have to deliver.”

“We want these three points so bad, and hopefully that’ll happen on Saturday.”

Newcastle took a point home from The Hawthorns last weekend, where Taylor and his team-mates were cheered on and off the pitch, despite frustration at the Sunderland result.

And Taylor’s hoping for another “electric” atmosphere on Tyneside.

“It’s a big one,” said the 27-year-old. “The main thing is that it’s at St James’s. I hope the atmosphere is electric.

“The fans have got to raise the roof, and we’ve got to get after them and test them.

“We’ve got to get in their faces. If we put the commitment in we did (against West Brom), I think we can get a result.

“The fans were great. Even when it was 1-1, and we had to defend, they were with us. They were always behind us.”

Taylor is a veteran of the club’s relegation in 2008-09.

“I thought I learnt a lot four years ago, but you just keep learning,” he added.