The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Sam Jack­son

NEW­CAS­TLE United cen­tral de­fender Ciaran Clark has ad­mit­ted that pres­sure at the top is a lot bet­ter than pres­sure at the bot­tom.

Clark was bat­tling rel­e­ga­tion at As­ton Villa last sea­son but this tern is chas­ing pro­mo­tion with New­cas­tle.

He said: “To get that feel­ing of win­ning again and get­ting more wins un­der your belt and be in a high po­si­tion in the league is a dif­fer­ent pres­sure.

“I feel like when we are play­ing well we can en­joy our foot­ball. We just want to keep go­ing and keep the mo­men­tum.

“Ev­ery player wants to be in the best league in the world.

“The Premier League is one of them. To come to New­cas­tle is mas­sive for me with qual­ity play­ers here and those we brought in.

“Look­ing at that you knew we were go­ing to give it a right go. We have done well so far.

“We have shown it so far but we have to keep that go­ing and tak­ing each game as it comes.

“The fans are en­joy­ing it. It’s an en­joy­able place to be at the mo­ment at the train­ing ground but we can’t get com­pla­cent as we’ve achieved noth­ing yet.

Mean­while, ex New­cas­tle United de­fender Steven Tay­lor is look­ing for a new club af­ter leav­ing Port­land Tim­bers fol­low­ing a four month stint with the MLS side.

Tay­lor, 30, will be free to sign for an­other club when the trans­fer win­dow opens next month.

He said: "I’d like to thank ev­ery­one at Port­land Tim­bers for an un­for­get­table few months on and off the field.

"I’ve never felt fit­ter. I didn’t miss a day’s train­ing and I loved go­ing to work ev­ery day.”

CHANGE: Ciaran Clark

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