Neil Taylor underlines Swansea focus ahead of Newcastle trip

Neil Taylor
Neil Taylor joined Swansea from non-league Wrexham in 2010

Neil Taylor insists he will not dwell on what might have been when Swansea City visit Newcastle United.

The Swans left-back held talks over a possible move with St James Park during the summer before opting to remain at The Liberty Stadium.

The Wales defender signed a new four-year Swansea deal and says he is enjoying life in the Premier League.

"It went as soon as I signed the deal here. It finished," said Taylor of Newcastle's interest.

"That's football. It happens to every player, every year. It's just a case of you getting on with it.

"I knew this was a great club and I knew we'd do well in the Premier League. So far we've had a steady start.

"We're nearing the halfway mark and I think we're doing ok. It bodes well for us in the future in the Premier League."

Taylor has established himself as Swansea's first choice left-back during their first season in the Premier League.

The former Wrexham defender also became a regular in the Wales side during the short reign of the late Gary Speed

Swansea will travel to Newcastle on Saturday still seeking their first away win of the campaign in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers' side have only picked two points from their previous seven games on the road this season.

Alan Pardew's side are currently seventh in the table and have lost only once - against Chelsea - at home this season.

"It will be a great test for us," said Taylor. "It's a really big stadium and I think they're a big club.

"They've had a great start to the season so it's going to be a massive task for us away from home.

"But we'll go there and definitely try and get something."