Danny Murphy: This is all that Newcastle United are lacking

Former England man Danny Murphy has suggested all that Newcastle United are missing at the moment is a little bit of quality.

Former England midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that he feels Newcastle United are lacking a vital attribute at the moment.

Murphy has also suggested that the club’s current form, seven straight defeats, shows that former manager Alan Pardew was doing a good job before he decided to leave the club and join Crystal Palace.

“I think all Newcastle are lacking is a bit of quality. What it (form) shows is what a good job Alan Pardew was doing – They just don’t have any cutting edge at all up front,” said Murphy.

Newcastle have a small cushion just above the bottom three in the Premier League, currently five points, but their poor form has seen them dragged down into the battle above the bottom three.

Hopefully Carver can find a player from somewhere who can provide the cutting edge that Murphy suggests is missing, allowing the side to make more of the opportunities they are creating in big games.

The Magpies boss hasn’t been helped by injuries, but he’s got a lot of work to do in the summer if he’s the man who is being kept on for next season.

Hopefully he, or any new manager coming in, will be backed in the transfer market, with investments made in the side, which will provide the ability to turn tight and tense matches in favour of the side.

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