We didn’t expect Chrtis Hughton to say anything other than he’ll just press ahead with the job at Newcastle, after the team has slumped to just 2 points from their last 4 games.
Chris Hughton - pressing ahead with the job
Hughton said today:
“I have to get on with the job. We’re a good side on paper and anybody who was at the game would have seen how good we were for most of that match.”
“What you will get is periods of the season where you don’t get results. We’ve already had periods of the season where we have played not so well and got results.”
“The period we’re going through at the moment is one where we are aren’t getting what we deserve. Anybody could see we deserved something from the game against Scunthorpe.”
“When you aren’t getting the rub of the green you still stick to your task, and that is to stick to the way we are playing and to drive on and get results.”
The situation at Newcastle is nothing to panic about, at least not right now.
We simply need to ensure we win against Doncaster on Saturday and then for the next game we’ll have Steven Taylor back and our first choice defense, which has shown it’s hard to beat this season.
It is worrying that with two central defenders out, we’ve got only 2 draws from the last 4 games, but we already know the squad is paper-thin and that seems a risk that Mike Ashley is willing to take.
We think that’s stupid, but that’s the clueless Ashley for you, and as long as he remains in charge of the purse strings, there’s not much anybody can do right now about his bumbling at Newcastle.