Steven Taylor

In the first of his regular new blog, exclusive to nufc.co.uk, Steven Taylor writes about United's good form, babies and paintballing...

I'd like to start by congratulating my good friend Ryan Taylor on the birth of his son this week.

I spoke to Ryan almost as soon as his fiancee, Kim, had the baby. She's doing very well and he's a proud dad now.

He was back in training on Friday and he was telling the lads how much it means to him, and now he just wants to perform and do well - like he has been all season for us.

Ryan's had a fantastic start to the season and this is the icing on the cake for him.

But everyone's happy at the club at the moment, after such a good start to the season.

The team spirit is massive and with the lads we've got in the squad now, and players coming back from injury, we're getting stronger and stronger.

We're performing well at the moment and playing well, so we've got to maintain that and take it a game at a time, like we have been doing.

Blackburn at home on Saturday is a massive, important game for us but we believe we can win.

They have this record of winning on their last five visits here but we think we can put a stop to that.

We've been underestimated and made underdogs in a lot of games but Blackburn have had a difficult start - although they've been unlucky with some of their results because they've played well.

They're a very physical, strong side and it will be a difficult game for us. But we'll try our best and see how we do.

A couple of weeks ago, during the international break, I appeared on Soccer AM and I absolutely loved it.

You're out of your comfort zone on a show like that but it was a good experience and a good laugh. It was good fun - but it's not something I'd like to do all the time.

It was enjoyable but I don't think I'll be having a career in TV anytime soon... I'm happy just to keep playing in the back four!

We're all going paintballing next week. It's players v staff so the banter's going to be flying there.

I'm looking forward to finding out if we have any players at this football club who have a sheep's heart when it comes to getting hit by a paintball.

But it'll be a good team bonding session and that's just what we need.