Jack Colback has added fuel to the fire with his latest comments about what the dressing room was like previously.

The Newcastle midfielder and lifelong supporter, had already made clear his views on some of the players in the United team last season.

Jack Colback saying that any player involved in taking Newcastle down, had a moral ‘duty’ and responsibility to stay and help repair the damage they had helped cause.

Jack Colback:

“First and foremost I want to take Newcastle back into the Premier League, I think it was a duty that if you were part of the group that took the club down, to try and get it back to where it needs to be.”

Now the former Sunderland player has added to those cutting words, saying that the current Newcastle squad has the right ‘mentality’ and everybody fights for each other, stating ‘all the lads are good lads’.

Colback saying that ‘is what the club was missing’, as they were relegated.

With the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Fabricio Coloccini repeatedly saying in interviews over the past couple of years how much they were desperate to leave, little wonder that there wasn’t a dressing room pulling together. Other players such as Daryl Janmaat then making clear during the relegation fight that if Newcastle didn’t stay up, he wasn’t staying.

In addition, we also had Andros Townsend refusing to sign in January unless he was guaranteed a contract clause entitling him to walk away from a relegated Newcastle.

For those other players who were totally committed to Newcastle United, having this poison inside the dressing room could only have guaranteed to divide the team/squad.

Jack Colback:

“Sometimes you get that group which have the right mentality.

“All the lads are good lads, we all get on and we fight for each other.

“It’s the best it has been by a mile, I think it is what the club was missing….”