Carver Remaining Positive For Final Three Fixtures
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Newcastle United FC
John Carver is remaining positive as United head into the final three games of the season
By Emily Bulmer
Newcastle United head coach John Carver says the spring is back in his step after a hard week in charge of the Magpies.
Last weekend's defeat at Leicester City was an eighth successive defeat, but Carver revealed despite the tough situation, he remains positive as United head into the final three games of the season.
"Sunday was a difficult day but it was also very productive and beneficial for everybody involved," he explained, ahead of this weekend's crunch clash with West Bromwich Albion.
"When I came into work on Monday morning I had the spring in my step ready for the fight that faces us in these three remaining games.
"As far as I'm concerned the next three games are massive for us and I'll stay focused on those.
"The players called a meeting for themselves on Monday and dealt with the situation. That shows me that they are up and ready for this fight as well."
Amid their disappointing run of form, Carver revealed how hurt his players are by the current situation and called for supporters to unite with the Club as they bid to retain their top flight status.
"Forget about what people think of me and the players, forget about what you think of everybody and get behind the football club because we all want to stay in the Premier League," he said.
"It hurts the players' pride when people say they aren't trying because it hurts me as well. But the only way we can get rid of that hurt is to do something about it.
"It's tough. But if I walk around with a face on the floor then it's going to affect people around me as well, so I still show my enthusiasm.
"What can affect my situation is my trail of thought and how positive I am. I'm doing this job to the best of my ability at the moment and I'll continue doing that for the next three weeks."