Jamaal Lascelles has called on his Newcastle team-mates to get more goals to ease the pressure on the defence, and named Fabian Schar as a player capable of getting them.
Lascelles and £40,000-a-week (Spotrac) Schar are charged with keeping the ball out of the Magpies net, but the Englishman wants goals from all over the team to drag the club out of the bottom three.
As per the Daily Mirror, he said: “We’re not happy conceding three against Norwich and Liverpool. We are getting chances and creating a lot. When a couple of people start scoring the goals will be flowing and we have had a couple injured as well.
“It is important we all chip in with goals. I’d like to get a few. Fab (Schar) is a goal scoring centre half. He puts important points on the board. If he and midfielders can help out we will get to 40 points sooner than later.”
TBR’s View – Schar is fantastic but his goals need to be a bonus rather than a necessity
Schar was a sensational signing during the Rafa Benitez era and he has shown his quality at times with some goals that a defender may not expect to score.
But they need to be bonuses rather than the strikes Newcastle are relying on to get themselves out of trouble.
One reason they may have been backed to go down is the lack of firepower. More important is that Joelinton improves and Andy Carroll stays fit for long enough to offer a Plan B.