Newcastle transfer tensions hint at power struggle as QPR dent title push | Louise Taylor

01 February 2017 10:05
Mike Ashley has always relished a high-stakes gamble but Rafa Benítez cannot have expected Newcastle’s owner to risk quite so much right nowWho knows where Mike Ashley’s failure to trust Rafael Benítez’s judgment during the January transfer window might leave Newcastle United in May but Ciaran Clark’s last-gasp own-goal suggested three nervous months lie in store for a presently wobbly side.Although still second in the Championship, Newcastle are only four points ahead of third-placed Reading and, frequently struggling against a spirited QPR, they looked a team craving reinforcements. Related: Newcastle pushing for Andros Townsend loan from Crystal Palace Related: Hull City remain a club pockmarked by rancour under Allams’ ownership | David Conn Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian