Steve McClaren has just given his press conference for what seems a must-win game tomorrow against AFC Bournemouth at home – and he has said the club are assessing Andros Townsend’s hamstring injury, but that he will not risk him if he is not 100% fit for tomorrow’s game.
And as expected both Fabricio Coloccini and Chancel Mbemba will play no part tomorrow and are still recovering from their injuries.
Steve McClaren – has just given his press conference
This is some of what Steve McClaren has said this afternoon:
“We’ve lost one in our last six games at home, we’ve given the crowd something to cheer about and we need to do that again.“
“I admire what Eddie Howe has done there. They always had a great chance of staying up. This is a very difficult game for us.“
“We’re assessing the injury situation and we’re trying to address it – why we keep getting more and more.”
“We are assessing Andros Townsend and don’t want to risk him.” “We don’t want anything to destabilize what we are trying to achieve between now and the end of the season.”
“My concentration and focus is purely on Bournemouth and winning that game tomorrow.” “It is a results business – I know that. We need to stay in this league”
“I don’t read the press. My only focus is Bournemouth.”
We cannot imagine Steve McClaren keeping his job if Bournemouth beat us tomorrow, but we are hoping for the win and a good performance too.
Newcastle play well at home and we are due some good performances from the likes of Sissoko, Wijnaldum and Shelvey and there’s a decent chance the lads can deliver a win.
We were impressed with young Jamaal Lascelles on Wednesday night at Stoke – and we need for Taylor and Lascelles to be strong at the back tomorrow.
Half of our fans think we will lose this game tomorrow.