Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has brushed aside claims he is fuelling the negativity surrounding the club.
The 57-year-old Spaniard has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the Magpies' rebuilding work to date this summer.
Back-to-back Premier League defeats by Tottenham and Huddersfield have simply added to the gloom hanging over St James' Park which saw owner Mike Ashley's PR adviser Keith Bishop pay a visit to the training ground on Tuesday.
Pundits Jamie Carragher and Joey Barton have...
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make changes for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second-round clash with Nottingham Forest.
The Spaniard will use the depth of his squad, which will include youngster Dan Barlaser, as he looks for a first victory of the season.
Striker Dwight Gayle has been struggling with illness but is expected to be available.
Jonjo Shelvey serves the second instalment of his three-match ban and defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett (both hamstring) and Florian Lejeune (ankle)...
Rafael Benitez has insisted he will be a happy man once Newcastle start winning.
Life back in the Premier League has proved testing for the Magpies to date following a 2-0 home defeat by Tottenham, during which midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was sent off, and a 1-0 reverse at Huddersfield.
Benitez's concerns over the club's summer recruitment, coupled with Shelvey's three-match ban and the results have cast a pall over St James' Park, although the Spaniard is convinced the solution is simple.