Carver: Newcastle are getting dragged into a relegation battle

After Newcastle lost their sixth Premier League game in a row, manager John Carver believes the Magpies are getting dragged into a relegation dogfight, with their recent defeat to Tottenham seeing sides below them in the table slowly making up the ground, reports Sky Sports.

A collection of Newcastle supporters boycotted the game against Tottenham, with around 5000 fans said to have not entered the stadium. The players didn’t seem to affected in the pitch, but their performance was typically below-par. The Magpies could find themselves just four points above the drop zone if the sides below them win their games in hand.

Newcastle have only won two Premier League games in 2015, and face the likes of Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers before the season comes to a close. If the Magpies fail to turn things around, they could be replace by the aforementioned duo in the table, so United are in desperate need for results.

Manager John Carver believes they are now wary of the drop zone, due to their poor form, but remains confident they can get out of trouble. Following the defeat to Spurs, he was quoted as saying: “I said before this game that we’ve got to look over our shoulder to see what’s going on. We haven’t got to worry about that. We have to try and take care of our business and it’s up to us to do that. These guys keep going and having a go but sometimes they might not be good enough. It’s disappointing but it’s my job to find a solution.”

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