Darren Bent has recommended that Steve Bruce is doing a superb job in Newcastle even when there are issues about “unity” within the squad on the moment.
Bruce left his position at Sheffield Wednesday in July 2019 to take over at Newcastle United. The Magpies finished with 44 points last season as they finished thirteenth within the Premier League.
Newcastle began the season robust however have been on a poor run of kind since their 5-2 loss to Leeds United in December. They’ve received solely two of their earlier 20 video games in all competitions.
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This run leaves them three points larger than the underside three. However they’ve a recreation in hand for Fulham who’re 18th.
Bent advised talkSPORT, as quoted by the Sunderland Echo, that Newcastle is at the moment a bit “reserved”:
“It is fairly regular throughout an international break to have a lot time off. They should escape.
“The largest concern is unity as a result of it appears like a lot whispering is coming out of that dressing room, in order that tells you that lots of the players do not play for Steve.
“For Bruce himself, what he has to endure is hammering folks from the outside and getting a stick from folks up there. If it have been me, I must resign, for well being causes alone.
“I feel for himself as a result of it may well’t be good each time he picks up a newspaper … he in all probability would not even do that anymore.
“I lived up there, it is 24 hours a day football, football football. I used to be in Sunderland so I used to be out a bit. In Newcastle, they love that football membership greater than something – that is their life up there and the truth that it takes such a stick – it is troublesome.
“For me, it has accomplished a superb job however Newcastle followers I speak to have a problem with the way in which they play the sport.
“They assume they’ve players there who’re ok to play a distinct costly recreation however they do not. There is a little bit of appropriation, it is a little bit flat and it is a bit one-dimensional.
“Individuals are going to hammer it ‘why have you ever given them two days off? ‘It provides you six days off and is hammered for that.
“On the moment, he cannot win. The sort of good factor for Newcastle you must say is (survive) it is nonetheless of their own palms. ”