Owen still ‘feeling’ KK exit
Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has admitted that he and his team-mates are still feeling the effects of Kevin Keegan’s departure.
The Tyneside outfit remain without a manager after Keegan parted company with the club at the beginning of September.
The Magpies have lost both games under caretaker boss Chris Hughton, while owner Mike Ashley has said that he intends to sell the club after coming in for strong criticism from supporters.
Newcastle are currently preparing for Wednesday’s Carling Cup encounter with Tottenham Hotspur, and England international Owen has urged the squad to move on from Keegan’s exit.
He told the Evening Chronicle: “We all liked Kevin Keegan and we were sad to see him go. We are all feeling it at the moment.
“But we have got to snap out of the doom and gloom and try and get some confidence and results, and at the minute not picking up the results is hurting the players.
“We are as much in the dark as the fans as to the next move, and it does not make it any easier as Kevin Keegan was very popular with the players and the fans.”