DeAndre Yedlin has returned to the fray after recovering from his thigh injury, but Newcastle have managed to go on their worst three game run and worst eight game run of the season at just the wrong time.
It leaves our players open to criticism they are choking, but it’s still completely in our hands.
The lads must come together along with the fans and play (very) well in our last three games – it’s still very much up to us, but we have to start winning games.
DeAndre Yedlin with the gaffer
This is what DeAndre Yedlin has said in the local press today:
“I don’t think we have fear but I’m not exactly sure where this blip has come from. We need to figure it out quickly and we will do that on the training field with the manager.”
“It’s been a bit of a backwards step, everyone has their ups and downs.” “Unfortunately right now we’re going through a bit of a down period.”
“But we need to get back up quickly and we’ll do everything we can to do that.”
“The positive thing is it’s in our own hands. but anything can happen.” “We need to be prepared, we need to come out ready from the get-go and get all three points.
“It’s very disappointing, I just didn’t think we came out strong enough at Ipswich. It wasn’t a good enough performance from each and every player – we all take responsibility.”
“There’s nothing we can do about it now other than look forward and prepare for the next game.”
“Rafa told us we need to get ready for the next game, because now is a time where we need to stick together and focus.
“Every game in the Championship is a tough game, so we’re prepared for that. Hopefully we can get the result we need out of this one.”
“I’m feeling pretty good. I can get sharper but fitness-wise I feel pretty good.”
“It’s been frustrating being sidelined because you always want to be playing, but now I’m back and I will do everything I can to help the team reach our goal.”
Now’s the time for the massive Toon Army to come together and help the lads get that massive promotion back to the big time Premier League – we’re sure Rafa will talk about some of that this morning in his press conference.
The players have to be supported – we are all in this together and as Rafa has said many times – we win and we lose together.
Over the last three games we have also cried together.
We’ve had too many crises over these last three or four years – let’s help put this one to bed for the good of the great Newcastle United Football Club.
Howay The Lads!!