Taylor` sick` of drop talk

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is determined to end talk of relegation on Tyneside.

The 22-year-old Geordie defender admits he is "sick" of his club being mentioned as candidates for the drop, and knows there is only one solution.

Taylor said: "If we can get a couple of wins together, people won't be talking about this relegation battle."

He added: "I am sick of hearing the word 'relegation'. It's still tight at the moment, so there is no reason why we can't push ourselves back up there."

Taylor's comments come as owner Mike Ashley faces a make or break decision over whether or not to protect his investment in the club.

Joe Kinnear, the man the billionaire has put in charge of the Magpies' destiny on the field, has left him in little doubt as to the potentially disastrous effect relegation would have on the Magpies' market value.

Ashley has already been given a painful insight into the current worth of the business in which he invested around £240million before the wheels came off with Kevin Keegan's departure as manager in September.

His decision to hand Kinnear the reins until the end of the season was in part a reaction to the difficulties Keith Harris, chairman of investment bank Seymour Pierce, has had in finding a buyer in the current economic climate.

The former Wimbledon boss wasted little time in telling the owner exactly what he requires to drag the club away from the Barclays Premier League's trapdoor when the January transfer window opens, and insists he was assured that funds were available to bolster the squad.

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