Steve Bruce names clubs in relegation trouble with Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion

Steve Bruce has named the teams that he believes are in a relegation scrap with Newcastle United.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 4:45 pm
Steve Bruce.

Under-pressure Bruce has repeatedly talked about the “six or seven” clubs that are still “looking over their shoulders” in the Premier League.

Newcastle are in 17th place – and two points above third-bottom Fulham with two games in hand – ahead of tonight’s fixture against 16th-placed Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Bruce also believes Southampton and Burnley, in 14th and 15th place respectively with 33 points, are not yet out of it. A win tonight would close the gap on Southampton and Burnley to just two points.

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“Look, it’s not just Fulham,” said United's head coach. “Brighton are there. Burnley are there. Also, Southampton are still there. SO we’re not alone. We have to accept we’re in a relegation scrap, of course. We had an awful run of 10 games in December and January. Hopefully, that’s past us.”