Toon centre-back has struggled to win his place back in Alan Pardew's side following injury, alerting the QPR manager

Harry Redknapp is making a new bid to bring Newcastle United outcast Steven Taylor to QPR.

The Hoops boss is keen to take centre-half Taylor on loan for the second half of the campaign as he bolsters his promotion bid.

The 27-year-old has been fit for over a month but is on the sidelines as Alan Pardew’s side is in impressive form.