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Newcastle United rumours: Magpies' £10m target could be up for grabs in January, ex-Spurs candidate makes shock revelation

Newcastle United's quest for their first win of the league season continues this weekend, when they travel to take on Watford at Vicarage Road.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 8:06 am

The Magpies showed glimpses of their potential in a high-octane 1-1 draw with Leeds United last week, and will be eager to pick up a big three points to kick-start their season.

With a tough October ahead including games against both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on the horizon, the pressure is on for Steve Bruce's side to improve as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, ex-Magpies star stopper Shay Given has been giving an insight into his time at the club under the management of Ruud Gullit, and told OpenGoal: “When you’re in the zone in the mix of it all, you’re kind of focused on your own job. But looking back now, the biggest thing was when they played Sunderland, it was a massive derby game.

“I was actually injured that night and Duncan Ferguson and Alan Shearer were both left out of the team - they were on the bench and they played a young guy [Paul] Robinson up front.

“We lost 2-1 and at eight o’clock the next morning, both Ferguson and Shearer were waiting outside the manager’s office. I think Alan got there at ten past eight but Duncan was there already - you wouldn’t want to be there.

“Sexy football seemed a long way away at that point.”

Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action continues:

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