Paul Ince explains why he fears for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are currently six points adrift of safety, with just six games remaining.

Paul Ince has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 14th April, that he fears for Newcastle United.

The Magpies are currently six points adrift of safety, with just six games left for them to make it out of trouble.

And Ince is concerned by the lack of fight that Rafael Benitez’s side showed in their last match against Southampton at St. Mary's.

“You want to see some fight in Newcastle and I didn’t see that against Southampton,” the former Manchester United midfielder said. “As soon as they concede a goal their heads go down. I fear for them.”

Newcastle were beaten 3-1 by Southampton in their most recent outing, and their performance in the contest was worrying.

Benitez’s side were surprisingly lethargic in the first-half, and they fell 2-0 down early on.

Southampton then added a third, before Newcastle finally woke up and scored a late consolation through Andros Townsend.

Newcastle simply have to improve if they are to make it out of trouble now, and their next fixture will be crucial to their chances of survival.

The Tynesiders take on Swansea City at home on Saturday, and any result other than a victory would be disastrous.

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