English Premiership

Pardew: The pressure is on

2014-10-17 10:40
Alan Pardew (Supplied)
Alan Pardew (Supplied)
Cape Town - Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is braced for another high-pressure encounter when his troubled side face Leicester City on Saturday.

The Magpies have endured a torrid start to the new campaign and currently find themselves sitting in the relegation zone with just four points from their opening seven matches.

Should they fail to secure the three points at St James' Park this weekend, it will be six months since Newcastle won on home soil, a run that Pardew knows is simply not good enough.

"I don’t think it’s about calming down," Pardew told The Chronicle ahead of the match.

"We haven’t won a game yet and Newcastle United need to win.

"We are paid to win games, not to draw games or be honourable losers, so we need to win and therefore the pressure is very much on me and the team," he added.

"We shouldn’t shirk that."

Pardew is once again expect to face a barrage of abuse from his own fans, with a section of the support still bidding to have him removed from his position.


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