The Toon Army in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their side can put an end to their poor run of recent form with a victory over Leicester City at St James’ Park this weekend…
Rafe Benitez’s side began the season very well on their return to the top-flight, but they have suffered a slump in recent weeks which has put them on a run of 6 games without a win. 5 out of those 6 results were also defeats which emphasise the extent of the problem on Tyneside right now. Despite the club’s barren run of form, they remain 5 points adrift of the relegation zone, but they will need to start collecting results sooner rather than later if they wish to avoid a relegation scrap this season.
However, Newcastle received a massive boost earlier this week, as their club captain Jamaal Lascelles returned to training after 4 games out with a malleolar injury.
Glad to be back out there training with the boys. pic.twitter.com/wodxO9v7eV
— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) December 7, 2017
With their captain at the heart of their defence in the first 11 fixtures, Newcastle conceded at a rate of just 1 goal per game on average, however, without him, they have conceded 3 goals per game in their last 4 matches.
The statistics prove that they Lascelles is key to the club’s defensive solidity, so it is no wonder that The Magpies supporters are so delighted by his tweet.
Here’s what the Newcastle supporters had to say about Lascelles return to training this week…
Hope you start of Saturday we’ve all missed you Jamaal
— Rich Miller (@Rich1982Miller) December 7, 2017
Best thing I’ve seen today
— JessBennett (@itsjess_Bennett) December 7, 2017
We need you back brother….YA THE MAN JAMAAL!!!
— roy davies (@daviesroy0) December 7, 2017
Will be great to have you back in the heart of our defence, you have been missed with your leadership
— Sam (@Sam9nufc) December 7, 2017
Commander is back
— Vignesh Arunkumar (@vignesh_arun98) December 8, 2017
Welcome back man hope you play Saturday we need you badly
— kenneth goudie (@kendo9) December 8, 2017
Can you knock the daylights outta Diame and relegate him to the reserve squad…please
— Sal Sheikh (@SalSheikh69) December 7, 2017
Great news that.captain fantastic to return.crucial for us.
— paul burdis (@burdrover) December 7, 2017
Cheers bud…..an early Christmas gift for all roomies, welcome back
— John hopper (@Johnhopper1960) December 8, 2017