Alan Pardew rallies Newcastle to "stand up and deliver"

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Under-pressure Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has urged his side to "stand up and deliver" against Hull in this weekend's crucial clash for the Magpies.

The Newcastle boss is under immense pressure with plenty of fans desperate to see him sacked as soon as possible, and Pardew has admitted that this weekend's Premier League clash with Hull is going to be a real test for his side as they will have to deal with immense pressure.

Southampton thrashed the Magpies 4-0 last weekend, and Pardew will be desperate to guide his team to their first win of the new season when they host Hull on Saturday afternoon.

The 53-year-old has rallied his side to deliver the win that the supporters are desperate to see, and his latest comments suggest failure to pick up a result this weekend will see him all but axed.

"This is a time to stand up and deliver, really. Saturday is an important game for us because we've had a difficult start.

“The Southampton defeat was a tough day to take. As a group and individually we're better than that, and I take responsibility for that.

"It was a heavy defeat when we were looking for so much more. It was a tough day for our fans, a tough day for the team and, certainly, a tough day for me," he said.

The home supporters will demand to see a much better performance and result this weekend and they will mount serious pressure on Pardew and the board if they do not see any improvement.

Their only three goals so far this season came in their last home game against Crystal Palace, but Pardew admits that he is concerned about where the goals are going to come from with Rolando Aarons and Siem De Jong out injured.

“We have spoken about how important making a good start is. The worry is how many goals are we going to score? We’re aware of that. We need to find a formula which will get us some goals.”

Many expected the Magpies manager to have been sacked by the end of last weekend, but Saturday's game could well be his last chance to save his job for the time being, and failure to pick up a result against Hull will not be tolerated by the Newcastle fans.

Is Saturday's game Alan Pardew's last chance to prove he deserves to be Newcastle manager?

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