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Exclusive: Barry Fry confident Steve Bruce will avoid Newcastle United chop

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough director of football Barry Fry believes Steve Bruce will avoid getting the sack at Newcastle.

Bruce is having a torrid season, with the Magpies currently sitting 17th in the Premier League and just two points above the relegation zone.

They were emphatically beaten last time out, losing 3-0 away to relegation rivals Brighton, a defeat that may have left Bruce fearing for his job, and certainly left some supporters raging.

Is Bruce right to schedule six days off from nine?

Yes, the players need a break

Yes, the players need a break

No, they should be training

No, they should be training

The 60-year-old’s seat in the St. James’ Park dugout, however, is said to be safe, and Fry can see things remaining that way. Discussing his future in an exclusive interview with FFC, Fry said:

I do think he’ll survive. I don’t think he’ll go until Mike Ashley sells the club, that is my honest opinion. And if he did go, it’s very, very difficult for Mike Ashley to get somebody in because his club’s up for sale and could be sold any minute, so very difficult decision.

“I think Steve Bruce will stay there, he’ll keep Newcastle up. Steve will be there, that’s my honest opinion.”

With just nine games left to play, it is hard to see Newcastle making a change now. It means the club will be relying on Bruce to get the team going again, something that the former Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday boss needs to do quickly.

18th-placed Fulham are closing in on the Magpies, managing to pick up a really good result against Liverpool at the start of the month, a 1-0 win at Anfield, showing that Scott Parker’s side perhaps do have the quality to stay up this season.

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