Newcastle United news: 'Pecking order' confirmed by McClaren, Tiote on his future

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Things are finally falling into place at Newcastle United, according to Steve McClaren.

The club climbed out of the Premier League's relegation zone before the international break.

With the new season more than three months old, head coach McClaren feels his new-look team is starting to take shape.

McClaren has been talking about the "pecking order" at St James's Park ahead of Saturday's home game against Leicester City.

Midfielder Cheick Tiote is certain of a start against Claudio Ranieri's side, having won his place back after fully recovering from the knee injury which saw him miss the second half of last season.

And long-serving Tiote, long linked with moves away from the club, has responded to a question on his future.

Meanwhile, ever wondered how the Match of the Day running order is decided?

We have a story on the clubs that have been first and last this season the most times.