Peter Lovenkrands explains why he's nervous for Newcastle United

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Newcastle United are currently the favourites to win next season's Championship.

Peter Lovenkrands has told the Daily Mirror that he is worried for Newcastle United, following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Magpies are currently the favourites to win next season’s Championship, with Rafael Benitez looking likely to stay in charge.

However, Lovenkrands says that his former side have a lot of work to do, if they are to live up to expectations and be promoted.

“I am nervous about what they have at the moment, and how capable they are of bouncing back,” he said.

“A lot of the foreign players won’t have a clue what the Championship is all about, and numerous teams have struggled to get back into the Premier League after they’ve been relegated.

“If you don’t bounce back right away, it is so ­difficult to get out, as even the biggest clubs have found.”

Benitez is expected to remain in charge at Newcastle, which is a massive boost for the Tynesiders.

The Spaniard has sparked an improvement in their form since taking charge, and if he does stay at the helm it will be a major reason for optimism.

Newcastle are reportedly looking to keep the bulk of their current squad together this summer, as they are determined to get back to the top tier as soon as possible. Georginio Wijnaldum, Andros Townsend and Moussa Sisssoko have been tipped as potential players who could leave St. James’ Park, though.

Newcastle have also been linked with a range of players ahead of the summer transfer window. The likes of Lee Tomlin and Steven Caulker are both believed to be on Newcastle’s wishlist.

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