Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has insisted that he will never walk away from the club despite the club’s poor form.
Newcastle handed relegation rivals Sheffield United their first win of the season on Tuesday night this after they were reduced to ten men following Ryan Fraser sending off in the first half and despite Bruce taking responsibility for the loss, he feels that they didn’t themselves a chance in the match.
"I will never walk away from a challenge. I understand that especially in the first half we were not good enough and I take responsibility for that. We didn't give ourselves a chance going forward and we didn't create," the former Manchester United defender said after the game.
Newcastle is placed 15th on the log with 19 points after 17 rounds of games having not won any of their last five games. They are eight points above the relegation zone but there is a worry that they might fall down the table if the club fortunes don’t change.
They have tricky matches coming up starting with Arsenal, Leeds United, Everton, Crystal Palace, and Southampton in their next five games.
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"We knew how tough this was going to be, but you're always up against it at this level when you go down to 10 men so early in the game.
"We accept the criticism that's coming, but will dust ourselves down, roll our sleeves up & go again."#NUFC #SUFC pic.twitter.com/zVcUXcdyFj