Fabian Schar has this to say to Newcastle United fans

Fabian Schar says he and his Newcastle United team-mates want to “give something back” to the club’s fans.

Steve Bruce’s side take on Leicester City at St James’s Park tomorrow on the back of successive Premier League defeats.

Schar was on target in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Everton. The loss left the club 11th in the league ahead of the game against Leicester, who beat Newcastle 5-0 at the King Power Stadium in September.

United are expecting a near-capacity attendance for the return fixture following the 10,000-ticket giveaway to season-ticket holders earlier this month, and Schar felt the “energy” from the sell-out crowd against Everton.

Fabian Schar.

“We need everybody,” said Schar, who is doubtful for Leicester with a hamstring problem.

“I think you can see in the game, even though we lost, that we showed a lot of spirit.

“Also, the fans gave us energy. We want to give them something back, and that’s the only way it works. We need them, they need us, I think. I’m really pleased to play here every game.

“Since I’ve been here we’ve had some special games here. It’s always a pleasure to play here. We know if we have a bad start, like today, they will give us something.”

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Newcastle started poorly against Everton, who took the lead through Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Schar levelled after the break, but Calvert-Lewin netted a winner after a quick break forward.

“After the first 20 minutes, which were quite poor, I think we showed a reaction,” said Schar. “We equalised the game, and probably lost our heads a little bit. That’s something we probably have to work on.”

On his sixth United goal, Schar said: “I think I hit the ball quite well. It was a good flick from Andy (Carroll). At that point, I was really pleased to help the team. Now I’m disappointed about the result.

“So, for me, the goal is not something which makes me happy. I only want to win the games, and unfortunately we didn’t do it.

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“Now we know it’s a new challenge (against Leicester). We play at home. We know how strong they are, but we just try everything (to win).”