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MetiNews.Com - Pundit Kevin Campbell believes Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce deserves the benefit of the doubt due to the quality of the Magpies' playing squad
Breaking News ! Newcastle United fans should give under-fire boss Steve Bruce the 'benefit of the doubt' at the moment because he does not have a 'great squad'. That's the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, who believes the Magpies are still doing okay in the Premier League despite their recent run of form. Pressure on Bruce and questions over his future have intensified in the wake of the abysmal defeat at Sheffield United on Tuesday night. Billy Sharp's penalty handed the Blades their first league victory of the season, and means United have now gone eight matches without a win in all competitions. Read More Related Articles Aston Villa legend Gabby Agbonlahor says Steve Bruce will now give the attacking football Newcastle fans 'want' Read More Related Articles Mike Ashley makes a decision on Steve Bruce's future as striker link emerges The Magpies currently sit seven points clear of the relegation zone, although Fulham could close that gap with their game in hand. Campbell admits there is a "Jekyll and Hyde" quality in Newcastle so far this season, which has seen them pick up important wins while also suffering humbling defeats to the likes of Brentford and Sheffield United. The pundit reckons Bruce does not have the quality at his disposal to take the Magpies further up the table - despite their summer moves for the likes of Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis. The head coach has repeatedly told reporters he does not expect any significant business in the current window, and Campbell believes he would be keen to "strengthen" if the funds were available. Campbell told Football Insider: “Newcastle need to cut their cloth accordingly.
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“The thing is, you just do not know which team is going to turn up. They have that Jekyll and Hyde in them. One day they can be good and the next they can be awful. “We have seen Everton be like that at times this season. Look where they are in the table “It can happen and it does happen but the pressure is building on Steve Bruce – Newcastle are a big, big club. I would give him the benefit of the doubt at the moment because they do not have a great squad. “Can Steve Bruce move and shake in the window? I am sure he would want to strengthen.”
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