Isaac Hayden has insisted to Sky Sports that Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has remained in good spirits in training, despite speculation over his future.
With Newcastle waiting for news on a potential takeover a number of high profile managers have been linked with the job at St. James’ Park.
Speculation has been rife on Tyneside for well over two months now, with Newcastle still awaiting approval of their potential new owners from the Premier League.
But Hayden insists that Newcastle’s players cannot let the takeover rumours distract them as a squad.
“The lads have been training well, we’ve been in good spirits. The manager and the staff have been in good spirits,” Hayden said.
“I think it’s just a case that it’s out of our hands, we can’t really influence anything so there’s no point getting frustrated about it. We’ve just got to do our job which is to win football matches for Newcastle.”
Newcastle won their first match after the restart, but they haven’t shown such good form since.
The Magpies were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at the weekend, and Aston Villa also held them to a draw.
Newcastle are currently in 14th spot in the Premier League table, but they sit well clear of relegation trouble.
Bruce’s side are next in action against Bournemouth at Dean Court tomorrow.