Newcastle United The Poisoned Chalice?

Last updated : 05 April 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Alan Shearer: "It's a tough job, I don't think it is a poisoned chalice.

"I've got confidence in the players I've taken over for a short period of time.

"Yes, they are low on confidence. It's a huge job but I'm still confident we can avoid the drop.

"I learned that when you give mistakes away in this league you get punished.

"I learned confidence at times is perhaps not as high as it should be so I've got a few more days before the next game where we can work on that.

"We are going to have to improve - we need wins and we need them quickly."

"No, I don't (know) because when you look at the league there are going to be so many twists and turns between now and the end of the season I'm not sure what is going to be enough.

"But we have to get our first win and see where that takes us."