Eddie Howe puts his Newcastle United players through their paces at St James’ Park


No days off for Eddie Howe as he puts his Newcastle United players through their paces at St James’ Park in a bid to kickstart their relegation fight… just a week before his first game in charge at home to Brentford

  • Newcastle United’s players were put through their paces at St. James’ Park
  • Eddie Howe decided to conduct his training session at their home ground
  • The session took place exactly a week before the Magpies host Brentford
  • Their clash with Brentford will mark Howe’s first game in charge of the club











Newcastle United’s players were put through their paces at St. James’ Park on Saturday morning.

Eddie Howe – who was appointed as the Newcastle manager after the club’s owners sacked Steve Bruce – decided to conduct his training session at their home ground. 

The session at St. James’ Park took place a week before the Magpies host Brentford in Howe’s first match in charge.

Manager Eddie Howe puts his Newcastle United players through their paces at St James’ Park

A smaller squad than usual took to the pitch on Saturday morning as certain individuals are away on international duty, while others were representing the U23’s.   

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The training session provided the Newcastle players with a good opportunity to impress the new manager ahead of the Premier League clash next week.   

Newcastle are set to take on Brentford at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon. The fixture will mark Howe’s first game in charge. 

Amanda Staveley, who owns a stake in the club and facilitated the takeover, told NUFC TV that they made the decision to appoint Howe as their new manager because he is ‘not frightened of relegation’.

A smaller squad than usual took to the pitch on Saturday morning as certain individuals are away on international duty, while others were representing the U23's

A smaller squad than usual took to the pitch on Saturday morning as certain individuals are away on international duty, while others were representing the U23’s

The training session provided the Newcastle players with a good opportunity to impress the new manager ahead of the Premier League clash with Brentford next week

The training session provided the Newcastle players with a good opportunity to impress the new manager ahead of the Premier League clash with Brentford next week

She said: ‘we had to have someone leading the club who is not frightened of relegation’. 

‘It would have been and easy decision not to buy club yet, wait to post-Christmas, or post-January transfer window to see where the club sat in the league and then make the acquisition.

‘That would have been a safer investment bet. We didn’t do that. If we didn’t get it now, it wasn’t going to happen.

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‘We had to take that risk, and we felt we took a risk because club was in 19th at the time. Eddie took that risk with us because there is always a chance of relegation. I think he will do the most incredible job.’ 



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