Alan Shearer highlights a major problem Newcastle could face against West Ham

Alan Shearer

Newcastle United, Sunderland and Hull City are all in danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

Alan Shearer has highlighted in The Sun a major problem Newcastle United could face on the final day of the season.

The Magpies will take on West Ham United at St. James’ Park on Sunday in a match which will decide their Premier League future.

Newcastle will head into the game placed 17th in the league table with 36 points from 37 matches, just two points above Hull City, who are third from bottom in the standings at the moment.

Sunderland are also in danger of getting relegated to the Championship, although they are three points clear of the bottom three and have a game in hand.

Former Newcastle striker Shearer believes that John Carver's team will find it tough on the final day and has highlighted an aspect which will worry the fans.

Reflecting on the last time when the Magpies went down, Shearer, who was then the team’s manager, wrote in The Sun: “We went down because we simply were not good enough and you do not find class from nowhere on the final day.

“Nor do you suddenly find fight from players who have long since given up the ghost, as bad as that undoubtedly sounds to supporters who pay good money.”

The current Newcastle players have been struggling for a while now, and many fans will wonder if they will be able to raise their game on the final day of the season.

Perhaps they will - they simply have to. Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs of England, and relegation to the Championship would be a disaster.

Newcastle supporters will hope that unlike the last time they were relegated, the players will step up and get the win against West Ham which will secure them Premier League safety.

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