Former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey changes his mind about club's survival chances

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The former Toon defender now believes the club will survive.

Newcastle United looked down and out when they lost to Southampton earlier this month. However, the club are now going down swinging.

Newcastle have picked up five points from their last nine available and Rafa Benitez is still believing that the club can survive this season.

Now a former Newcastle player believes so as well.

Steve Howey spent 11 years at Newcastle United and a couple of weeks ago he was certain that Newcastle would be heading to the Championship at the end of the season – despite the club having just beaten Swansea City 3-0.

Now he has changed his mind.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ today (28/04/16) he made it clear that his belief in Newcastle had changed after impressive draws with Manchester City and Liverpool:

“They key word that is getting used back there is belief. Have belief in your own ability and have belief in us as a team.

“I think they’ll beat Crystal Palace. (Alan) Pardew would like to get one over them but I think Newcastle have got the momentum.

“Villa as well.

“The Tottenham game? I think the league will be decided by then. I think Tottenham will be safe in second place. I think they’ll get beat by Tottenham but I think they will pick up six points in their next two games.

“You just think Newcastle, with the running that they’ve got. I think, even though I did say previously I thought Newcastle were down, I think they might just turn it around.”

Newcastle still face an uphill battle to stay up instead of both Norwich City and Sunderland – but if they can sneak something from that final game against Spurs, then perhaps Newcastle could pull off a final day escape for the second season in a row.

One thing for sure, fans believe it more now than they did a fortnight ago.

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