Newcastle sank to their fourth defeat in a row against Tottenham in the Carling Cup in front of St James' Park's lowest crowd for 16 years and Taylor says we will find out who is up for the fight.
Taylor: "What happens off the field is nothing to do with us. We have just got to get on with what we do on the pitch.
"We're gutted at the moment, but when you're feeling like this there's nothing better than a quick chance to put things right.
"We've got that chance with our game against Blackburn and that's become a big game for us. A win would mean so much to us. It would push us right back up the table, which would be great because the sooner people stop talking about this relegation dogfight the better.
"The fans are feeling disappointed at the moment and it's up to us to get things moving and put the smile back on their faces.
"I hold my hands up for that second goal.
"I was devastated because it proved so costly. I let my teammates down.
"When your luck is down, your luck is down. As Michael Owen said to me, when your luck's in as a defender, he would have gone on and missed. But when you're out of luck, you can be guaranteed that he will go on and score."