Newcastle United news: Club NOT in 'crisis', injury latest

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
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Lee Charnley took questions from supporters at Newcastle United's latest Fans Forum meeting.

And the relegation-threatened club's answers have been published.

Managing director Charnley and United's hierarchy were asked if the club was "in crisis" given that it is 18th in the Premier League with 12 games left to play.

You can read Newcastle's response here.

Head coach McClaren, meanwhile, is preparing his side for Wednesday night's game against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

McClaren is sweating on the fitness of a number of players, including captain Fabricio Coloccini.

Papiss Cisse

Papiss Cisse

Striker Papiss Cisse is also pushing to make a timely return from long-term injury.

We also bring you former Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla's brutal verdict on McClaren's future.

And there's news of a fresh start for ex-United man Nile Ranger.

Finally, take a look at our new Facebook page for NUFC fans here.