Micky Quinn launches passionate defence of Newcastle United's survival hopes

The former Newcastle United striker believes the club will stay up.

Newcastle United face a massive two games in their fight for Premier League survival in the upcoming weeks.

They take on already relegated Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon and then face Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season needing to pick up as many points as possible from the two games in order to survive.

Most people see them comfortably beating Aston Villa this weekend, considering how poor the basement club have been.

But it is that final game of the season that has many worried, with high-flying Tottenham the visitors.

However, one former Newcastle United player is adamant that Newcastle can get the win against Spurs – and go on to survive.

Speaking on talkSPORT today (06/05/16) Micky Quinn, who spent three seasons at Newcastle United, launched an impassioned defence of Newcastle’s survival chances – reminding doubters that they did beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane earlier this season:

“Why won’t they beat Spurs? They beat them at White Hart Lane. Tell me why?

“There’s four players that could be out of that Spurs team.

“St James Park with 52,000, who’ll want it the most.

“I just think the momentum is with Newcastle, at the moment. I think Newcastle will stay up and I think three points Saturday will turn the screw on the rest of them.”

Newcastle are currently out of the relegation zone after they beat Crystal Palace last weekend. However, the two other clubs in relegation trouble, Norwich City and Sunderland, both have games in hand which makes Newcastle’s position all the more perilous.

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