Carver: The message I've given to Newcastle United squad

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Newcastle United manager John Carver has given his players a short and sharp message.

Newcastle United manager John Carver has revealed in the Chronicle the simple message he’s given to his players.

The Magpies suffered an eighth defeat in a row last weekend in the match against Leicester City and Carver has revealed that he’s let rip on some players, as the club looks for a way to end the negative run of form.

“Grow up and take it on the chin. That’s how serious I feel about it,” he said.

“We need to grow up and accept it. The ones who don’t want to be there can stay at home.”

There are three games left in the season for the Magpies and just a two point cushion above the bottom three.

The warning alarms are sounding and the club still have a good chance of staying in the top flight, but the players have to respond and produce some big performances.

West Brom, QPR and West Ham are all winnable games for Newcastle, with two of the three to be played at home.

There has been immense frustration from Newcastle fans towards the club’s officials and it’s important that the team tries to give them something to shout about over the next few weeks.

A good performance can lift the spirit and belief around the side and get the club moving in the right direction and up the table, creating a little bit of momentum heading into the summer.

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