Newcastle United news: Hitting the boos, fresh injury worries and drawing a line in the sand

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Newcastle United look to be in crisis after last night’s Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Steve McClaren is under intense pressure in the wake of his team’s shocking performance in the 1-0 loss at St James’s Park.

McClaren, appointed in the summer as Alan Pardew’s permanent successor, admitted fans had every right to boo his players given what they had witnessed against the Championship clubs second string.

The 54-year-old – whose side are yet to win a Premier League game this season – also called on his team to ”draw a line in the sand” against Chelsea on Saturday.

But McClaren is already without a number of players because of injury, and he has two fresh concerns ahead of the visits of Jose Mourinho’s side.

Meanwhile, writer Richard Mennear learnt five things from last night’s defeat.