Steven Taylor is close to returning to training at Newcastle United.

Alan Pardew: “Steven’s jogging around and feeling better, and we feel he’s a few days away (from training).

“It would be a boost to have him back.

“We’ve just got to make sure we stay out of trouble, as we don’t want to put ourselves under too much pressure.

“Pressure can do funny things to your performances. It’s important over the next few games that we take some points.”