Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has warned his side to keep away from being caught by a suction punch on the final day of the season, as his side travels to a downgraded Fulham.
Bruce’s side have struggled this season, going via two wins in 19 league video games that put the northeast membership thick of scrap relegation.
Nonetheless, with Sunday’s sport one point as a last-day relegation match, 13 points out of their last 21 have ensured Newcastle will be capable to journey to Craven Cottage in consolation.
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Nonetheless, Bruce doesn’t expect Fulham to be a simple one: “Have a look at Sheffield United being downgraded and all of the sudden earlier than they got here to us, that they had received two out of 4 the place they hadn’t received two for six months. The stress is off, go take pleasure in it.
“We noticed Brighton the opposite day going to beat the champions, we have seen Southampton put collectively their best run within the last month. It is a part of it.
“However I’ll do my utmost to make positive we try our best to go on to 45 points and hold the season going once more. Then it will be a very surprising end to the season we have just had.
“Solely lately, once we really wanted it, once we really acquired under the pump, have we produced a type that has put us within the top six or seven within the present format, which is great to the team. I like the best way they’ve responded. ”
The Magpies have Arsenal loanee Joe Willock to thank for his or her change of destiny, having scored in six consecutive league appearances.
Anyway, Bruce thinks the midfielder has completed “too well” in Newcastle, making it troublesome for the loan to turn into everlasting.
Regardless of a test drive in St James’ Park, Bruce is planning for the future, discussing his plans within the upcoming switch window.
He said: “I feel we’d like at the very least three or 4. However for me now, it provides that little little bit of high quality to the squad.
“It is a really powerful competition we’re in, however definitely if we had been so as to add three or 4 players to our present squad – and including that high quality piece is an important factor to me.”