Niall Quinn: Newcastle United are not safe from the drop yet

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Sunderland great Niall Quinn still believes Newcastle United could be relegated.

Sunderland legend Niall Quinn has told the Sunderland Echo that Newcastle United are still not safe from relegation.

Newcastle are only two points above the relegation zone at present and Quinn doesn't feel that they can relax just yet.

Although Hull City, who are the only side in the bottom three that can catch Newcastle, have tough games to come against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, Quinn feels that they still have hope and has warned the Magpies that they may require one more win.

“Hull have got Spurs first and they were no great shakes last weekend. There’s a bit of hope there," he said.

“It’s certainly not over yet. Newcastle got a draw and everyone is thinking that’s it, but they need to put in a second performance because if Hull do get a result, Newcastle are by no means safe."

Newcastle stopped a run of eight straight defeats by drawing against West Bromwich Albion over the weekend, but their terrible sequence of results has put their Premier League status in jeopardy.

The Magpies are now in 17th position in the top-flight table and need to raise their performance levels considerably if they are to find the winning habit again.

The good news for Newcastle is that their final two fixtures - against Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United – are not as testing as they could be, but they cannot be complacent.

John Carver's side have looked disjointed in their recent showings and unless they start showing more fight, they could still fall into the bottom three and back into the Championship.

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