Keegan Has 'Bigger Priorities' Than Taylor's Contract!

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Kevin Keegan: "Anything like that won't even be considered by myself for a while.

"That's no disrespect to any players who have got contract problems, as I don't know who they are. I've got other priorities but I am sure we can sort it out.

"I like Steven Taylor - I think he's got leadership qualities in the making.

"There's not a lot of experience at the back, apart from Shay Given.

"Against Bolton, Taylor had a player in front of him who is still also learning the Premier League in David Rozehnal.

"But I thought Taylor was tremendous on Saturday, and I've been very impressed with him every time I've seen him play for a long time now."

Taylor turned down a new deal in September because he felt he was offered less than some of the players were earning who he was playing beside in the England Under-21 side.