JOHN Carver says it’s time for Newcastle United to stand up and be counted against Swansea City on Saturday – to lift the ‘gloom’ over Tyneside.
Last weekend’s loss to Tottenham – a game which was boycotted by thousands of United supporters – was Newcastle’s sixth defeat in a row.
And Carver says his beleaguered players must deliver this weekend against the Swans.
He said: “We need a win. It’s so important for everyone and may just lift that bit of gloom that’s over the city at the moment.
“The time for talking is over. We have to go out on the pitch and deliver. Actions speak louder than words.”
Swansea have had an impressive campaign, and are eighth in the Premier League table heading into the final five games.
Carver added: “Swansea will keep the ball so we will have to be patient at times, but I’ve got to come up with a formula to get three points.
“Garry Monk has made a very good transition from player to manager and he’s taken Swansea on to another level.”