It seems like there is no talk about promotion by Newcastle’s players, at least when manager Chris Hughton is around.
Calderwood and Hughton - no talk of promotion
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has said there is no talk of promotion in his squad, at least not on the playing field when he’s around the players.
Chris puts that down to some of the strong personalities in the side, who will not take anything for granted, with still 13 Championship league games to go in the season.
Chris said this morning:
“It is down to the personalities in the team,” “Nobody really wants to get carried away.”
“There’s a confidence in the group – there’s no doubt about that – but I haven’t overheard one conversation where people are talking about promotion and being in the Premier League next season.”
“What we’ve had this season to keep us where we are is a bit of everything,” “There’s a fair bit of toughness in the team – we’re a side capable of grinding out a result – but also a decent amount of flair.”
“There’s a lot of maturity in the team and we are able to win games in different ways. If we have to battle it out and produce a real dogged performance to get a result, we can do that.”
It seems the players are doing the right thing and taking each game as it comes.
The only thing Newcastle can do is beat the team in front of them, and they will again have a chance to do that and get all 3 points this afternoon against Barnsley.
It’s important the lads concentrate on the game ahead every single week, and not get carried away with their own success.
But with characters like Harper, Smith and Nolan in the side, they are not getting carried away with things, not one little bit – and it’s just great to see that.
We look forward to extending the current win streak to four games this afternoon against Barnsley.