Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren has defended the club's decision not to recruit defenders in January as he faces a fresh injury crisis during a relegation fight.
The Magpies entertain West Brom on Saturday still sitting inside the Barclays Premier League's bottom three and are two points shy of safety with time running out fast.
McClaren will be without a specialist left-back and is down to his last two central defenders for a game which increasingly looks like a must-win affair after Chancel...
There's a title showdown at the Etihad on Saturday as Premier League surprise package Leicester travel to Manchester City, while Manchester United face a trip to Chelsea on Sunday.
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MAN CITY: It might not seem like it, but Manchester City are in good form, with only one defeat in 11 games. Performances, though, have been hit-or-miss, so the supporters are...
Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has apologised to fans after their dismal defeat at Everton.
The 3-0 loss at Goodison Park, which saw the Magpies concede two late penalties and have substitute Jamaal Lascelles sent off in the dying seconds to cap a poor team display, left Steve McClaren's side two points from safety.
Saturday's visit of West Brom, who are eight points ahead in 14th, takes on huge significance and Elliot accepts the players owe supporters something.
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Ex-Newcastle defender Mike Williamson believes owner Mike Ashley's spending spree could change public opinion about him.
The centre-back, who left for Wolves last month, feels Ashley has shown his ambition after Newcastle were the highest spending team in the Premier League during the transfer window.