John Carver sets the points target for survival
At today’s press conference ahead of Leicester, John Carver revealed how many points he thinks Newcastle need to be safe from relegation.
The Newcastle Head Coach believes 39 points will be enough to ensure Premier League survival.
That means 4 points from the next 4 matches, which doesn’t sound all that many until you take into account the fact that it is over two months since United picked up a single point.
United face Leicester on Saturday and then have West Brom (H), QPR (A) and West Ham (H).
A win over Leicester would all but guarantee survival as it would leave the Foxes needing 7 points from their last 3 matches, plus a number of other clubs having to pick up decent numbers of points.
The club also released the following quotes from John Carver’s press conference:
“It’s the biggest game of the weekend and huge for both sides. We need to stop this rot and get a result
“Saturday is a tough game. Leicester are very well-organised, very strong and big, physical.
“Four weeks ago Leicester were dead and buried but Nigel has turned them around and they are in with a chance of staying up.”
“Paul Dummett and Moussa Sissoko coming back into the group this week has given us a lift.”
“Siem de Jong is ready for this weekend, having played 90 minutes for the under-21s. He is not ready to start, however.”
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