Newcastle loan player thinks relegation could help the club

Newcastle loan player Gael Bigirimana has said that relegation might be the best thing for United in the long-term.

Attending a charity function hosted by fellow Burundi born striker Saido Berahino on Tuesday night, the current Rangers player said that he doesn’t want Newcastle to go down but it could turn out to be a positive.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Bigirimana said he might get in trouble for his comments but he thought relegation could help to bring about a change in the ‘foundation and structure’ of Newcastle United.

The midfielder citing the example of Southampton as a club who have got themselves sorted out and  have competed well this season.

Gael Bigirmana:

“This might put me in trouble but you look at what happened to Southampton five or six years ago

“Sometimes as a club you need everything to be reviewed, its foundation and the structure.

“I don’t want them to go down and get relegated, nobody wants to see that happen, but it is all about the future.”

Mystery still surrounds the medical reasons why Bigirimana is barred from playing for Rangers this season by the Scottish FA, the player not having made a single appearance since moving to Glasgow on loan in January.