Agent: 'Steven Taylor could leave Newcastle United in January'

Steven Taylor of Newcastle controls the ball during the Pre Season Friendly match between Rangers and Newcastle United at Ibrox Stadium on August 06, 2013
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Steven Taylor's agent claims that his client could be forced to leave Newcastle United on loan in January in search of first-team opportunities.

The agent of Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has revealed that his client could be sent out on loan in search for first-team opportunities.

The 27-year-old has been omitted from Alan Pardew's previous six matchday squads despite being fit for selection.

The Magpies have won five of their last seven Premier League encounters - including a 1-0 victory away to Manchester United - and the player's agent, Willie McKay, says that Joe Kinnear may facilitate a temporary move away from the club for his client.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, McKay said: "He has not been involved for the last six games and of course it is frustrating.

"Steven fully understands that the team have been on a good winning run and the manager does not want to change a winning team.

"Joe Kinnear has promised Steven a new deal in January and he could be made available for loan if he is not going to be playing for Newcastle."

Pardew's men were held to a 1-1 draw with Southampton at St James's Park on Saturday.

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