John Carver has said that he will ‘fight to the death’ as Newcastle are now most definitely deep in a relegation fight.

A 3-1 defeat for Hull on Monday night at home to Arsenal gave a little respite, keeping Steve Bruce’s team a point behind.

However, with five clubs only separated by two points as they compete for that relegation spot, there is no room for complacency, especially as United have the worst goal difference of the five.

What Carver has also said though, is that if any Newcastle players aren’t prepared to accept responsibility and the challenge of fighting relegation, should just ‘stay at home’.

John Carver:

“What I have said to the players is what I have said to them, I will keep some of that stuff to myself, but I will also tell you some things.

“We need to grow up and accept it, the ones who don’t want to be there and accept can stay at home.”

Fight to the death:

“I am not at the end of my tether, let me tell you that, but I am annoyed and angry and since I have been in this position I’ve always tried to be honest and straight with everybody.

“I am really, really angry, more than you can think. I’m not at the end of my tether yet and so I will keep going, keep fighting, I am going to fight for this until the death.”

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