As reported by the Chronicle, Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has spoken about Newcastle, questioning if they have what it takes to go and do well.
In his weekly column, Goodman noted: “Will Newcastle stumble further?”
“After facing Birmingham at home they go to Wigan on #10in10, a team who are capable of springing up a surprise in this division.
He did however, seem to feel that the ball was very much in Newcastle’s court, adding: “It’s obvious Rafa Benitez’s side are the strongest in the Championship, but that counts for nothing if you go on a wretched run that is difficult to dig yourself out of.
“It’s more about morale and character in those situations than skill, particularly in this league.”
However, this will all be rendered pointless if Newcastle can get a positive result against Birmingham at the weekend.
Following that game, Rafa Benitez’s side may be just as likely to put together a good run, as they are currently to put together a bad one.