Steve McClaren is convinced he will get the help he needs during the January transfer window to turn Newcastle’s season around.
Now that Bordeaux’s Senegal international midfielder Henri Saivet has joined up, McClaren – who is also a member of the club’s board – is hopeful that previous shortcomings in the market will be and are being addressed.
He said: “It’s good because I know what is going on. Sometimes you don’t, so we are all involved in the process and we hope that will get the job done.
“If we were not doing everything to rectify it, I would be worried. If people weren’t backing us or trying, I would be worried.”