Newcastle should know how to avoid relegation fight, says Campbell

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The Magpies are currently in the bottom three with ten games remaining.

Newcastle United should know better than to have allowed themselves another relegation scrap, former defender Sol Campbell has told Sportlobster.

The Magpies have endured another difficult campaign, failing to pick themselves under new manager Steve McClaren.

They have been in and around the bottom three all season, and currently sit 19th in the table with just ten games remaining to them.

It is a familiar situation for them, but Campbell says that they should know better than to have allowed such a situation to have developed again after last season’s similar struggle against the drop.

“The funny thing about Newcastle is that they’ve been in this situation before,” he told Sportlobster.

“They should know better than to allow themselves to slide back into this al too familiar position. They’re a huge club with a massive fan base and they don’t deserve this.”

“I hear people say that Newcastle are too good to go down but let me tell you, that doesn’t exist in reality. The same was said of the last Newcastle team to get relegated in 2010.”

What could prove crucial to Newcastle’s hopes of avoiding the drop is whether they stick with McClaren as manager.

He has completely failed to impress this season and the pressure is firmly upon his shoulders at present, with widespread speculation that he is set for the sack.

Should that happen, a new manager coming in could provide them with the boost they need to make a late push away from the relegation zone.

If he stays though, it is hard to see them suddenly turning around what has been a disastrous campaign under him.

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