BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 15:22 GMT, Friday, 4 April 2008 16:22 UK

Keegan expects special atmosphere

Kevin Keegan
Keegan fondly remembers his playing days at St James'

Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has told his players to expect a special reception at St James' Park for their home game with Reading on Saturday.

"For the first time since I've been here they'll go out to an atmosphere," he told BBC Radio Newcastle.

"They'll get an idea of how fantastic the atmosphere can be at St James'.

"The players have played around the world but there's no better place than St James' when you have earned the right for them to get behind you."

What we have got here now is that the players are together

Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan

Back-to-back wins against Fulham and Tottenham have pulled Newcastle clear of the struggling pack and Keegan has highlighted the spirit as the main catalyst for the turn around.

"The players played for the team last week and that's why we got such a good performance," he said.

"What we have got here now is that the players are together and I don't know if we've ever had that.

"The lads have stuck together, the staff have stuck together and the fans have stuck by us."


see also
Newcastle v Reading
03 Apr 08 |  Premier League
Keegan aims for top-half finish
31 Mar 08 |  Newcastle United
Tottenham 1-4 Newcastle
30 Mar 08 |  Premier League
Newcastle 2-0 Fulham
22 Mar 08 |  Premier League


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.