Agent: Taylor may leave on loan

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor could seek a loan move in the January window to seek first-team football according to his agent.

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The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at St James‘ Park in recent times despite regaining fitness after being out with injury.

Taylor has not appeared for the club since the defeat by Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season.

And Taylor’s agent, Willie McKay, said his client was becoming ‘frustrated’ at his lack of opportunities under Alan Pardew.

"Steven is now fully fit, but he is frustrated not to be playing as that is what he loves doing," McKay told Sky Sports.

"He has not been involved for the last six games and of course it is frustrating.

"Steven fully understands that the team have been on a good winning run and the manager does not want to change a winning team.

"Joe Kinnear has promised Steven a new deal in January and he could be made available for loan if he is not going to be playing for Newcastle."

Meanwhile, Taylor’s fellow defensive lynchpin, Fabricio Coloccini, confirmed he “will keep on playing” for Newcastle despite reports he was pushing for a move to Argentina.

The 31-year-old has previously spoken of a move back to his homeland but is now committed to help the club until at least the end of the season.

"At the beginning of the year, due to some personal problems, I had the chance to return to Argentina," he told Marca.

"It was spoken about playing in San Lorenzo because I support that team. I am currently very happy at Newcastle -- I have three more years on my contract.

"While I keep on being useful for my team on the pitch, I will keep on playing."

And Coloccini will be hoping sustained success at Newcastle will book him a ticket to the 2014 World Cup with the Argentina national team.

"We have a nice team," he said. "There are good players, very good individual players, and as a team we are working very well. We had a positive draw with the group that we are in.

"We can advance to the next stage; we are confident of getting very far."