Newcastle were hoping to make it five Premier League wins on the spin as Queens Park Rangers came to St James’ Park having failed to take a single point on the road this season. However the home were missing a number of key players as Alan Pardew was forced to reshuffle his side.
Alan Pardew expects to have Ryan Taylor's name on Newcastle's team sheet this weekend when the Magpies travel to play Tottenham, completing the versatile fullback's recovery from severe knee damage.
Fantasy managers will be buoyed by the news that Newcastle full-back Ryan Taylor is approaching a return to first team football as he takes part in his second behind-closed-doors friendly against Burnley on Tuesday.
Alan Pardew revealed that Ryan Taylor is nearing a return to action after spending two full years sidelined with a severe knee injury.