Carver: 'A Seven-Game Season'
Written by Newcastle Utd
John Carver believes the final seven games of the season are huge for the Club and United's players
By Emily Bulmer
John Carver has told how the remaining games of the 2014/15 campaign will define not only the season, but the future of Newcastle United and those within the dressing room.
Speaking ahead of Monday night's trip to Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League, head coach Carver described how the Magpies now face a "seven-game season", as they bid to climb back into the top half of the table.
United head into the fixture nine points above the relegation zone after last weekend's Tyne-Wear derby defeat at Sunderland, and Carver has called on his players to prove they are still worthy of pulling on the famous black and white shirt next term.
"(Sunderland) was probably one of the darkest days in my career and I'm still hurting," said Carver. "It was a bitter pill to take.
"As a Club, we accept the responsibility and we accept that it just wasn't good enough.
"We've had a difficult run but you are only as good as your last game and that for us was a huge disappointment.
"We now have a seven-game season on our hands. The next couple of games are tough but things after that look a bit more favourable on paper.
"The results after the remaining games will define the whole football club including some of the players.
"There's a lot in that dressing room out of contract in the summer, so these seven games will define a lot of what happens for everybody at Newcastle."