England Under-21 winger James Milner, who has had another good season at Newcastle United, knows that points on the board is what Newcastle need to be doing in the coming weeks.
James Milner – we need points on the board
Heâ€™s already had some experience of being dragged into a relegation dogfight when he was at Leeds United a few years ago with team-mates Alan Smith and Mark Viduka.
James talked yesterday about Newcastle’s current situation:
“It’s like at Leeds when people said we were too good to go down,”
“But we have to be realistic, we are in a bit of a battle and we want to get out of it. Hopefully it won’t come down to that though.”
Milner is now hoping for a period of stability at the club, which lots of Newcastle fans are also hoping for with the second Keegan era.
Reports in todayâ€™s Daily Mail that Kevin Keegan may be already disillusioned at Newcastle under the new ownership are just more attempts to destabilize the club, and we think they should be ignored.
“We have to have a bit of time with one manager and build up something. It won’t happen overnight,”
“David Moyes went to Everton and they have done very well. “But don’t forget that they nearly got relegated one year. He had time to build and everybody kept faith.â€
“We have quality players here, but we need a bigger squad. But I want to stay and build for the future.”
We think Kevin will be just fine once he gets that first win on the board, and it would be nice if Newcastle could put together a string of decent results before the end of the season.
But all we’re looking at right now is a win against Blackburn on Saturday, and that would raise the mood on Tyne-side, which is certainly what is needed at the moment.