Kevin Nolan has warned Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to support Chris Hughton and sign six new players to bolster their squad for the season.
Kevin Nolan – squad needs 6 new players
The Liverpudlian has been more than pleased with the way Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood have helped to knit together a tight squad, in spite of an ownership crisis over the summer and still ongoing, and of course relegation.
Hughton has won 6 of Newcastle’s first 7 games with 5 successive league wins without conceding a goal. Not too bad – not too bad at all.
But Nolan is savvy enough to realize that a few injuries could leave Newcastle in a desperate situation, with such a thread-bare squad.
Nolan said today:
“Chris has managed to keep a group of players together, albeit that we need more people coming in. We know that and the board has got to start backing him. Chris has been asking for that for six or seven weeks, and we’ve been asking as well.”
“He needs to be given the resources he requires to get us back to where we belong as quickly as possible. That is what is needed. This club shouldn’t be in this league, but it is and Chris is doing a fantastic job trying to get us out of it. I’ve got nothing but admiration for him.”
“What happens upstairs has got nothing to do with us, all we ask is that they give Chris a bit of support because he deserves that at this moment in time. Takeovers can happen or they can’t, Chris and Colin need that support and so do the players. Chris deserves that as credit for the way he has started the season, although we’re not getting carried away by that.”
The players themselves started the transformation at Newcastle when pre-season training started on July 1st, and of course Newcastle’s overall, although rather small, coaching staff has performed wonders.
Add to that the faithful Newcastle fans, who have supported the players with everything they have this season. and it all adds up to a great start to the season.
But now we are left with the owner needing to do something that nobody else csan do –and that’s when the we get nervous and the anxiety starts.
Let’s face it, Mike Ashley is completely hopeless at Newcastle.