The Toon defender has talked about his growing understanding with Fabricio Coloccini, but the 23-year-old faces choices in the January transfer window.
Sol Campbell has thrown his hat into the ring, and although Chris Hughton has said he has not even thought about bringing the former Arsenal stopper to St James' Park ... Mike Ashley HAS!
Ashley knows Taylor can bring in millions if he was sold, while Campbell comes for free.
It's not 'fooball' that gets Ashley's blood flowing ... it's 'money'!
Steven Taylor: "Preston threw a few different types of strikers at us, but I thought we dealt with them really well.
"I thought the defence was fantastic. Jose (Enrique) and Danny (Simpson) did really well, and I feel I’ve got a really good understanding with Coloccini at the minute.
"We feel settled as a back four, and I don’t really think there was a moment in the game where we felt threatened.
"Whatever they threw at us, we dealt with it well and it was a solid all-round performance.
"It’s nice that there hasn’t really been the chopping and changing in defence this season. I feel like I’ve got a decent understanding with Fabricio now and long may that continue.
"We work well together in training, and I think that shows on the pitch. That was our ninth clean sheet of the season, so that’s another positive. The more the merrier."