Colin Calderwood, who is a coach at Newcastle United until at least this summer, admits that last weekend’s great win at West Bromwich Albion, combined with the return to fitness of several of Newcastle’s key players, has improved the spirit in the Newcastle camp.
Colin Calderwood – good spirit in Newcastle camp
Newcastle are now thankfully in 13th place in the Barclay’s Premier League, and have a 4 point lead over Blackburn, who are 3rd bottom.
Newcastle coach Calderwood told nufcTV:
“It makes a remarkable difference when you get a good result.”
“It’s certainly lifted the place and it also helped that other results went for us.”
“But we have to expect to go to places like West Brom and get a win because it’s imperative that you beat the teams around you at this stage of the season.”
“It’s also a boost to see the likes of Mark Viduka and Oba Martins coming back, as well as the lads who played for the Reserves such as Alan Smith and Claudio Cacapa.”
“So all of those things put you in good fettle going into a two-week break.”
Colin and Chris Hughton may be charged with guiding Newcastle in the last 13 games of the season, which is one of the most important periods if we are to remain in the Premier League.
The news that has dampened spirits a little of course, is the fact that manager Joe Kinnear needs heart surgery, which he is due to undergo tomorrow.
But it certainly seems that Calderwood is thoroughly enjoying his time on Tyneside, as only last week he had this to say:
“I’m thoroughly enjoying myself. It’s been refreshing and very appetising. I’ve found something I’ve really enjoyed doing.”
“Sometimes it’s not just the environment you walk into, it’s the people you meet. I’m glad to be here, and it’s given me a lift as much as anything else.”
It’s always good to have people at the club who want to be at Newcastle, and enjoy their work there.