Karren Brady comments on Newcastle's struggles, explains what Mike Ashley must do

Karren Brady

Karren Brady claims Newcastle must make new signings in January.

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has told The Sun that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has to make January additions - or else the club will be relegated.

The Hammers spent handsomely over the summer, appointing new manager Slaven Bilic too - and so far, it's been going well for West Ham, having beaten Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City already this term.

Newcastle also splashed the cash and appointed a new manager in Steve McClaren, but their fortunes haven't been quite as positive as West Ham's.

The Magpies sit second bottom of the Premier League table with only two wins to their name, and they take on Liverpool on Sunday as they desperately attempt to drag themselves clear of the relegation zone.

Ahead of that game, West Ham vice-chairman Brady has given her verdict on Newcastle's struggles, speaking to The Sun about the problems on Tyneside.

Brady says that owner Mike Ashley must add new signings in January, despite given McClaren the funds to sign Chancel Mbemba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Aleksandar Mitrovic over the summer.

She also says that unless Ashley does solve matters in the New Year, we may end up seeing one of the country's biggest clubs suffer relegation to the Championship again, given that Newcastle also suffered the drop back in 2009.

"Newcastle are going through an abysmal time, despite boss Steve McClaren saying “we are doing the right things every day” — bar matchday, I guess," said Brady. "Owner Mike Ashley has to try to rectify things in the January transfer window, or accept one of our great clubs is on the road to relegation," he added.

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