John Carver gives his verdict on Newcastle’s survival chances and January business

Newcastle United are in danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

John Carver said on BBC Radio 5 live Sport last Friday evening (February 5) that Newcastle United will not get relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.

However, the former Newcastle head coach admitted his surprise that the Magpies did not sign a central defender and a left-back in the January transfer window.

“I do, yes,” said Carver when asked if Newcastle will be okay.

“I still think that they have enough in the squad to get out of this trouble,” added the Englishman.

“I am so surprised they haven’t gone and bought a top-rate centre-half and brought in a left-back even if it is on loan,” said Carver.

Newcastle are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with 24 points from 25 matches.

Steve McClaren’s side, who won 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park in the league on Saturday afternoon, are a point above the bottom three.

The Magpies are still in danger of getting relegated from the Premier League, but they have a squad good enough to avoid the drop.

Newcastle signed as many as four players in the January transfer window in order to enhance their chances of staying up.

Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend joined from Bordeaux, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, while Seydou Doumbia switched from AS Roma on loan until the end of the season.

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