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Home / Football / Carver: Fight for the club or sit out!

Carver: Fight for the club or sit out!

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Newcastle United manager John Carver has told his players that if they’re not willing to fight for the clubs survival then they can sit out the final game against West Ham.

Newcastle find themselves just two points clear of the drop following a ten game winless run, but are in a better position than their relegation rivals Hull, who face Manchester United and have a worse goal difference.

“I told them I was ready for a fight and a challenge,” said Carver. “And not one person got up and left.”

The only way that the Black Cats would be relegated is if they’re to lose against West Ham and Hull beat the Red Devil’s.

Newcastle haven’t won since they beat Aston Villa at the end of February.

Carver called a meeting following his sides latest defeat at QPR, and told the players they must show fighting spirit

“I said straight out ‘if anybody doesn’t fancy it, if anybody wants to back-bite, if anybody wants to be negative – there’s the door’,” he said.

“I don’t think bringing in them just to tear a strip off them would have achieved anything. That’s definite. I did that after the Leicester game, and you can’t really say that it worked.

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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He also covers the lower leagues in English football.

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