It’s now February and Rafa has still not signed any new deal to stay at Newcastle past June.
That’s a concern but Rafa will not sign anything until he has Newcastle safe in the Premier League; we are currently 5th bottom and just one point above the relegation zone.
Newcastle have two crucial home games coming up against Huddersfield Town on Saturday and Burnley on Wednesday night.
We need to win both those games, but it will not be easy.
First things first and we face Huddersfield Town on Saturday and most fans think we can win this game easily.
But the Terriers are still fighting for their lives and it is going to be a tough game.
Miguel Almiron will make his home debut on Saturday
That’s especially true if we keep missing the chances we create – which was evident last Saturday in the friendly against CSKA Moscow.
A defeat on Saturday would be a disaster – and I wish I hadn’t even mentioned that!
What we are hoping for is that we can start to string together a number of wins and move away from the relegation zone.
We won four games in a row last season and that did the trick.
It’s one game at a time and we must ensure we take all 3 points on Saturday and that’s not a given.