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NEWCASTLE'S injury-stricken Ryan Taylor has swapped shinpads for scouting pads as Alan Pardew's side prepare to face Sunderland in the first North East derby of the season.

Taylor has been out-of-action for over a year after suffering cruciate ligament injuries and is not expected to return for the Magpies until next year.

But that has not stopped the 29-year-old from helping his team, after revealing he has joined the scouting team at St James' Park.

Newcastle face bottom-club Sunderland on Sunday and Taylor explained he has been helping the club get ready for the derby.

"Since I’ve been injured I’ve joined the scouting team," Taylor said. "I sit with the club scout who goes to the game and we write our own reports.

"He does his from a scouting point of view and I do mine from a player’s view - I’m there to see if I can see something different.

"I then get the lads coming up to me and asking about a certain player’s strengths and weaknesses.

"It’s sometimes little things like what they like to do from free-kicks or Tim (Krul) will ask me about a striker and his preferences.

"So if I can offer something different then it might just add that little extra one per cent which gets us the win."

Taylor went on to reveal how the opportunity to become a scout arose as he bids to get back on the playing field.

"It came about when I was in Colorado just after I’d come out of theatre," explained Taylor, who was operated on by renowned surgeon Dr Richard Steadman.

"I spoke with the manager to update him on my situation and he said, 'When you’re back on your feet I’d like you to be part of the scouting team'.

"I went away and thought about it but, with having so much time on my hands, it didn’t take long to agree.

"Looking back, it was definitely the right decision.

"It gave me something to look forward to because I was quite down at the time.

Taylor also believes his experiences could improve his game when he does return from injury.

"I’m watching games in a different way now, you pay attention to different things, like perhaps watching the back four while the ball is 100 yards away up front," he added.
24th October 2013 02:10 PM
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you see

anyone on the sick can work really

Cameron will be proud
24th October 2013 03:03 PM
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good lad Raylor, i like him.
24th October 2013 04:11 PM
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Good idea.
25th October 2013 11:10 AM
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(24th October 2013 04:11 PM)Tinosghost Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.good lad Raylor, i like him.

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25th October 2013 11:46 AM
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Good lad is Raylor.
25th October 2013 03:00 PM
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