We expect a tough game at Derby County on Saturday and we will be absolutely delighted if we can pick up our 5th win on the trot in all competitions at Pride Park.
Every game on the road will be tough this season, simply because that seems to have been a weakness with Newcastle over the last three seasons, and we never seem to play at our best away from St. James’ Park.
Steve Howey – thinks Newcastle can beat Derby
However former Newcastle center-back Steve Howey thinks we will win the game and that we also have the best squad in the Championship after the summer transfer window.
This is what Steve said on Sky Sports News about the upcoming game:
“Derby is a difficult game for them at the weekend.”
“I would be disappointed, and Newcastle fans would be disappointed, with anything less than three points.”
“I think it’s the best squad in the league.”
“They have got the better players but can they produce it on a consistent basis, week in week out, two or three times a week?”
That’s the real question right there – can we be consistent and beat the teams we should beat as well as being up for the games against the bigger clubs?
We haven’t been able to do that on a consistent basis over the last three seasons and over the last couple of years we’ve been simply hopeless and have been good at only one thing – losing games.
But things are looking up at Newcastle with Rafa in charge – and almost seven in ten fans think we can win this tough fixture on Saturday.
But we are not getting carried away and Newcastle still have everything to prove this season.
But we hope we can win this game.