Rob Elliot apologises to Newcastle United supporters following humbling 3-0 defeat to Everton

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The stopper vowed that the Magpies would do everything they could to make amends when they face West Brom.

Rob Elliot has apologised to Newcastle United fans after the Magpies were beaten 3-0 by Everton on Wednesday, and has vowed that the team will do everything they can to get their Premier League survival bid back on track against West Brom, Sky Sports reports.

The Toffees came out on top thanks to a goal from Aaron Lennon and two late penalties from Ross Barkley to leave Steve McClaren's men in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety. And the 29-year-old admitted that the performance was nowhere near good enough.

"I can't speak highly enough of the fans. I can only apologise that we didn't put in the performance and get the result we should have got," he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"We will do everything we can to put it right for Saturday."

While the scoreline was close before Barkley doubled Everton's lead in the 88th minute, it is fair to say that the result did not flatter Roberto Martinez's side at all. 

And while it is not the first time that Newcastle have been hugely disappointing this season, the result from Goodison Park is arguably all the more frustrating given the optimism that was created by a busy transfer window at St James' Park. 

The club spent £28.5m on their four new signings (via Newcastle Chronicle), and while the arrivals will undoubtedly need time to get used to their new surroundings, the result seemingly confirms that Newcastle will not be able to buy their way out of trouble as it was only loan signing Seydou Doumbia that did not feature against Everton. 

Following Wednesday's result, McClaren will desperately need the new signings to gel as quickly as possible, as they may find that if they continue to perform how they did in their last game, then they may begin to get cut adrift in the table. 

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