By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor
Ryan Taylor may not be able to play a part on the pitch for Newcastle this season but he's been given a key role off it.
Manager Alan Pardew has recruited the popular Merseysider to help scout opposing teams - and so far it's working well for all concerned.
The 29-year-old's latest assignment has been to watch Saturday's visitors Liverpool and he spoke exclusively to nufcTV about what the job entails.
He also provided an update as he prepares for the next step of his long road back to full fitness. We apologise for the quality of the sound in parts of this feature.