Former Newcastle United striker Micky Quinn explained on Drive for talkSPORT what he feels is the only thing that matters in relation to his former club.
Quinn suggested that Newcastle manager John Carver could talk as much as he likes, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Magpies need to try and win a game of football.
“He can do all of the talking in the world but the only thing that matters for the club is winning a football match,” said Quinn.
Newcastle are firmly under the pump and facing real pressure, as a run of eight straight defeats has left them two points above the bottom three and staring down the barrel.
Earlier in the season, John Carver would have had aspirations of getting Newcastle into the top ten, but now they just have to get over the line and stay up.
The club can then forensically examine what’s gone wrong this season and make moves to ensure that similar problems don’t repeat themselves looking ahead to next season.
Newcastle have to face West Brom, QPR and then West Ham United on the final day of the season and should be targeting nine points.
Whether the manager, the players and the fans believe that’s possible is another matter, but the boss has to try and find a way to create some positivity in training and to get things moving in the right direction.