Defender misses out for Magpies

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has not made the Toon squad for the Championship season finale at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Last Updated: 01/05/10 at 15:19

Taylor: Misses QPR clash

Taylor: Misses QPR clash

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The 24-year-old has been out since January with a knee injury and was reportedly hurt in an incident at the training ground as he prepared to make his comeback.

He was included in the squad for last weekend's clash with Ipswich but will not be risked this time around.

Fitz Hall is sidelined against his parent club by a hamstring problem while Tamas Kadar is a doubt after picking up a minor knock on reserve team duty during the week.

Keeper Tim Krul has been promised some involvement having made just five appearances to date this season, two of them as a substitute.

However, winger Jonas Gutierrez has been allowed to return to Argentina ahead of his expected inclusion in his national squad for this summer's World Cup finals.

The match at Loftus Road kicks off at 1pm.

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