John Carver disagrees with Daryl Janmaat over points target at Newcastle

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Newcastle United manager John Carver has revealed what he feels will keep the club safe this season.

Newcastle United manager John Carver has revealed in the Sunderland Echo that he feels the Magpies need four more points to be safe in the Premier League.

His comments ever so slightly contradict the thoughts of Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat who suggested earlier this week that three would be enough to keep the side in the top flight.

Regardless of the slight difference in opinion, the challenge remains the same for Newcastle; the side needs results and needs them quickly.

“For me, we need four points from five games – I think that will be enough - You cannot think that 35 points will be enough. The unexpected can happen. Look at Sunderland last year,” said Carver.

Newcastle currently have a seven point cushion above the bottom three and that should be enough for them to improve and protect over the rest of the season.

The side are under pressure because the club has endured a very difficult run of results, which has seen the team lose six games in a row.

They have conceded six in their last three and the slide in form has coincided with protests, reported by the BBC, which have been going on in relation to discontent from fans towards the club’s owners Mike Ashley.

A win and a good performance can lift the whole squad and give the fans something to focus on and be positive about, but it’s not going to be easy this weekend because Swansea are one of the best at controlling possession and wearing teams down if they’re allowed to stay on top.

Three points or four points, the most important thing as that Newcastle stay in the Premier League and reassess their situation in the summer.

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