Newcastle United hero Steve Howey slams current squad, says all but four should be 'disgusted'

The former defender, who spent 11 years at St James Park as a professional, has not been impressed with the performances of the current crop.

Newcastle United are a club currently experiencing real turmoil. They are tumbling down the Premier League table, while off the pitch things are not much better.

It emerged this week, as reported by the BBC, that Newcastle approached Derby County boss Steve McLaren to take over for the final few games of the Premier League season and hopefully lead them to glory. He rejected the approach, but it leaves John Carver in an almost untenable situation.

Fabricio Coloccini released an official statement this week proclaiming his sorrow and gratitude to fans, and for one former Newcastle player it is indeed the players who should be taking the majority of the flak.

Steve Howey, who played at Newcastle for 11 years, told Sky Sports today that only four players at the club can hold their heads up high after a difficult campaign:

"If you take out Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback and possibly Ayoze Perez, the rest of the lads who have played the majority of games this season should be disgusted with themselves to be quite honest."

"Fabricio Coloccini has come out and written a letter to the fans saying there has been clear the air talks and there were rumours of players going face-to-face with each other, grabbing each other’s throats.

“We don’t know whether that’s rumour or not but, for me personally, I hope it’s true."

In all honesty most Newcastle fans will likely agree, although they might not have been so kind to place Krul on that list.

Carver is an easy target, but the players must hold their hands up and up the game or face up to the fact of the matter - which will be relegation to the Championship.

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