Riviere 'working hard' to try and improve situation for Newcastle

Newcastle United forward Manu Riviere says he'll fight to add more goals to his game.

Newcastle United forward Manu Riviere has explained in the Chronicle that he is going all out to improve his goal threat before the end of the season.

The attacking player is eager to take the pressure off of the Magpies in the obvious way of hitting the back net with regularity, with the club struggling and on a poor run of form.

“We are in a bad position. I am trying to help. I am working hard to score and to get the team a win. I have to focus on the team because the team is the most important. I need to work to help them as much as I can,” he said.

Newcastle have lost seven games in a row, which has seen the side slide down the Premier League table and into a position where they are now just five points above the bottom three.

In three of the seven defeats the side has failed to register a goal, which isn’t good enough with the defence unable to get the better of opposition forwards.

It’s encouraging that Riviere is showing a determination to get stuck in, demanding more from himself but the only thing that will help is physical goals.

If the rest of John Carver’s squad can match his attitude and determination to set things right, the Magpies should be able to slowly drag themselves into a position of safety.

It will then be a case of ensuring that the right man is in charge for next season and that he’s backed to improve the squad in the right way.

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