Date: 19th November 2008 at 8:34pm
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Early team news for NUFC ahead of Saturday sees Steven Taylor really struggling for fitness as we see Newcastle sent to the proverbial lions at Stamford Bridge. The lad, still struggling with his groin, said:

‘I am doing everything I can to be available for selection on Saturday, but I still have not been able to train properly. I am desperate to play, but the last thing I want to do is to come back and break down. If I don’t make it for Chelsea, then I will be very optimistic of being ready for the game at Middlesbrough a week on Saturday.’