English Premiership

Carver to change tactics

2015-04-22 08:39
John Carver (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Under-fire Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver admits he may need to make a tactical change following a dismal run of recent results.

The Magpies have now lost six on the trot following their 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at St James' Park on Sunday and could find themselves dragged into a relegation dogfight if results don't improve.

With five games remaining in the current campaign, Carver is expected to be replaced during the off-season but Alan Pardew's former assistant admits he will for now look to change the club's style of play as they aim to reach that important 40 point mark.

Speaking to the Shields Gazette ahead of the club's home clash with Swansea City on Saturday, Carver said: "We need to come up with a solution, a formula, to win the game.

"If it means being a little bit more direct, then that’s what we’re going to have to do. I have to find a method of trying to play now that might not be pretty on the eye, but I need to find a way of getting some results, getting some points.

"The one thing I will say is, these guys keep going, keep having a go, and sometimes they might just not be good enough.

"It’s disappointing but it’s my job now to find a solution, to find a way of playing where I can get two strikers on the pitch now because the only way you’re going to win games is by scoring goals."


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