McClaren refuses to be drawn into crisis talk

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has stated that the team’s poor start to the new season does not constitute a crisis, despite the Tyneside outfit still searching for their first win of the campaign.

The St James’ Park faithful made their disdain clear at the final whistle of yesterday’s 2-1 home defeat to newly promoted Watford, which leaves the club nailed to the bottom of the Premier League table.

McClaren replaced John Carver in the Newcastle hotseat over the summer but has failed to record three points yet this term in an abject start to the new campaign.

Despite the building reasons for worry, the former England manager has stated that he is not panicking just yet.

“No way is it a crisis. This is not a time to panic,” he told The Mirror.

“I know the Premier League and we have to find a way to win. We have been searching for that win for six games.”

Newcastle spent considerable money in the transfer market over the summer, bringing the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic to the North East club.

However, with confidence low and points in short supply, it looks like it could be a long season for the St James’ club.