Micah Richards has launched a strong defence of Newcastle manager Steve Bruce after our upturn in form.
Speaking on BBC Radio5Live, Richards claimed that Bruce has done a “Really good job under the circumstances” and that his teams are “Organised and hard-working.”
Richards, of course, played under Bruce at Aston Villa, so he is always going to defend him, but to be fair, Bruce deserves praise at the moment.
However, at the start of the season, he also deserved criticism.
We Newcastle fans are not just hating on Bruce because he replaced Rafa – we were annoyed because of the awful results and lack of attacking threat.
Only a couple of weeks ago, we were bottom for most attacking stats and had only scored five goals.
Fast forward to now, and we are 12th and have banged in five goals in our last two games, and in truth, we could and probably should have had more.
Since the Leicester City game, we have only lost once and won three times – Bruce deserves credit for this, and he will get it off a lot of Newcastle fans.
We look dangerous going forward, and the defence is as solid as ever.
Things should only get better as well with the imminent return of Matt Ritchie, Florian Lejeune, and Fabian Schar.
Is Bruce doing better than you expected?
This will give Bruce actual selection dilemmas, and then we will see how good he really is.
The international break probably came at the wrong time for us, but a trip to Aston Villa on the 25th is an excellent chance to make it three wins in a row.
Let’s hope the good times continue, and maybe our forwards might actually score a goal!