POYET DEMANDS EXTRA HELP FOR TIRED DAD ADAM
BABY MINDER: Adam Johnson GUS POYET reckons shot-shy Sunderland have left new dad Adam Johnson holding the baby in their quest for goals.
The Black Cats have the second worst scoring record in the Premier League, with just 18 in 21 games this season.
England winger Johnson tops the relegationthreatened Black Cats’ scoring charts with a modest five.
Poyet reckons it’s time his team-mates started to help him share the burden of expectation when it comes to finding the net.
The 27-year-old was Sunderland’s best player in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool that left them with just one win in 11 games – despite showing signs of fatigue after being kept up at night by his recent arrival.
Poyet said: “Adam was tired against Liverpool. He’s just become a father and hadn’t trained for a couple of days.
“He wanted to play, but he had to track back too much. GARY LINEKER has taken a swipe at Newcastle for the delay in naming their new manager. The
presenter reckons Toon supremo Mike Ashley hopes to save a fortune in the January transfer market as he stalls on making an appointment.
Former Lyon coach Remi Garde is favourite to replace Alan Pardew, but not until the summer.
Caretaker boss John Carver is set to be told to take the team for the rest of the season.
It’s two weeks since Pardew jumped ship to join Crystal Palace and Toon insist they will take their time.
But former England striker Lineker told his 3.5m Twitter followers: “Brilliant tactics from Newcastle board to delay appointing their new manager so they don’t have to buy any players in the window.”