Jack Colback says that there is no panic within the dressing room and that the team isn’t too far away from what it wants to be.

As for today’s match against Watford, the midfielder covers all angles by saying that Newcastle have to win the game BUT there are no easy games in this league…

Stating that the players are not ‘ringing the alarm bells’, Jack Colback says they just have to deal with the pressure and expectations, because that is the ‘nature of it’.

The Geordie midfielder compare Newcastle’s early season trouble to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, who are getting the spotlight turned on them after five matches, despite winning the league only four months ago.

Maybe though Jack Colback and everybody else have to accept that the pressures/anxieties amongst Newcastle fans are even more understandable.

There is no way Chelsea can be in relegation trouble, whereas whilst Chelsea won the Premier League in May, Newcastle only survived on the last day of the season.

So even when it is only five matches in, little wonder some Newcastle supporters are getting a sinking feeling when they look at the league table.

Only the players can do something about that and as Jack Colback says ‘we have to win the game’ this Saturday afternoon.

Jack Colback talking to the official club TV channel:

“I’m sure they (Watford) will be organised, they haven’t conceded that many (four) so it is going to be tough.

“It’s not going to be easy, there are no easy games in this league unfortunately – but we have to win the game, that is what we are looking to do.”

Just look at Chelsea:

“We have only scored two goals this season so that is not really enough but again, we have maybe started the season a bit slowly.

“A lot of change, a lot of players who need to gel – so we are certainly not ringing the alarm bells. In this industry you look at Chelsea and everybody jumping on the bandwagon of crisis at Chelsea, after they have just won the league. But that is the nature of it, you have to deal with that, but us as players and as a group, we are certainly not panicking.”

Passing game:

“I think we are not too far away from what we want to be, it is going to take time because as everybody can see, the manager wants to play more of a possession – passing game, but it has to be meaningful, so that is what we are trying to do.

“We have kind of got one stage of that good, where we can keep the ball and get out from the back, but then we have to turn that into the final third.”