Taylor - We're back on track

Defender delighted after battling display

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Newcastle's Steven Taylor believes the draw with Arsenal has given his side a much-needed morale boost.

Taylor's second-half strike secured the Magpies a point from their Premier League clash with the leaders.

And after all the negative talk regarding the future of boss Sam Allardyce in recent weeks, Taylor feels his side's battling performance has given the fans and the players the lift they have been looking for.

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"We have had a lot of stick lately and it was nice to bounce back. Hopefully we can move forward now," said Taylor.

"Everyone had written us off and it was good to put in a great performance for the fans. The main thing was to get in amongst them, and I felt we did that.

"We have got to give the fans credit. They were magnificent. We have been booed recently, and the fans had every right to do that, but we got a standing ovation, which is great for us.

"It just gives the lads more confidence and belief, which is what we need.

"We felt we could have won it. Even the gaffer said he was devastated we didn't win the game."