Alan Shearer has been looking at today’s Newcastle  v Wolves match as well as commenting on the season so far.

Fans will have their first matchday chance today to view his statue on Barrack Road (behind Milburn stand) that was unveiled on Monday, with the man himself predicting a very confident three points to celebrate this new tribute to the legendary striker.

Alan Shearer says it ‘won’t be easy’ against Wolves, as no doubt they will be trying to produce a reaction to their 4-0 drubbing at home by Barnsley – at the same time as Newcastle were taking QPR apart 6-0.

As for how the season is panning out so far, with five wins after the shock double defeat in the first two games, Shearer believes that early ‘wake-up call’ the team have ‘settled into life in the Championship’.

With six consecutive wins and over 500 minutes without conceding a goal, Alan Shearer has no doubts as to what the cornerstones are for this impressive run of form.

The former Newcastle Captain pointing to Rafa Benitez’ work in preparing for matches, saying ‘All their drills on the training ground seem to be working on the pitch, which is the most important thing’.

Alan Shearer speaking to Coral:

“I think Newcastle will go up.

“It was a very difficult start for them playing Fulham and Huddersfield, the two defeats were a wake-up call but they seem to have settled into life in the Championship.

Rafa has got them playing some great stuff and very, very well organised.

“They’re not conceding goals and everything is going to plan for them at this moment in time.

“All their drills on the training ground seem to be working on the pitch, which is the most important thing.

“Life is good at Newcastle and long may that continue.

“Wolves were beaten in their last game (0-4 v Barnsley on Tuesday), so I can see Newcastle taking three points – but it won’t be easy.

“I would though be very confident that the three points will be with Newcastle.”