Newcastle lose defender Taylor for three months

LONDON: Newcastle’s preparations for their Premier League return have suffered a blow with defender Steven Taylor ruled out for three months following shoulder surgery.

The versatile defender dislocated his left shoulder in a friendly against Carlisle United on July 17, the club said on their website ( on Thursday.

Newcastle, who won promotion back to the Premier League last season, bolstered their defensive options on Wednesday by signing former England and Arsenal centreback Sol Campbell on a one-year deal. — Reuters

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