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MetiNews.Com - Newcastle United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at St James' Park on Saturday and former Magpies' manager Steve McClaren was there to analyse it for talkSPORT
Breaking News ! Steve McClaren believes Newcastle United will get more consistent with Callum Wilson in the team after noting that the Magpies are 'seven or eight one week and three or four the next week' The former Newcastle manager was back at St James' Park to co-commentate on Chelsea's 2-0 win against the black-and-whites for talkSPORT. McClaren admitted that he got 'a shiver' down his spine on his return to Tyneside because it brought back memories of being in the dugout for the corresponding fixture back in 2015, and the 59-year-old lamented the absence of '50,000 Geordies screaming mad'. While Chelsea could have won the game by a much bigger scoreline on Saturday, such was the visitors' dominance, McClaren believes Newcastle missed Wilson up front. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Wilson, who suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-0 defeat at Southampton before the international break, was not risked by Steve Bruce and Joelinton instead led the line. "Callum Wilson's a great signing," McClaren said after the game. "[Scored] six goals out of the 10 that they've scored. "You don't know, if he had played today, he would have caused problems and might have put one of them chances away, which he has been doing, so that's why Newcastle have been getting results. "They didn't have that last season. They couldn't score goals.
. [Miguel] Almiron was not scoring goals. They've added to it so they're going to score some goals. "That's why they're inconsistent unfortunately. They're seven or eight one week and they're three or four the next week.
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"It's the inconsistency but I'm sure they're going to get more consistent with Callum Wilson. With Callum Wilson in the team, he will score the goals which Newcastle threatened to score today." Newcastle have not won back-to-back games in the Premier League since June and face a potentially season-defining run of fixtures in the coming weeks.
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