Stan Collymore has blasted Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce during a Q&A on his personal Twitter account.

The Magpies are without a win in eight games in all competitions and languish 15th in the Premier League.

Bruce has come under-fire for a poor run of league results and on Tuesday his team were the first to lose to Sheffield United this season.

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Billy Sharp’s penalty secured a first win for the Blades and left more people questioning Bruce’s future.

Collymore was asked by a Newcastle fan what he thought of Bruce during a Q&A on his Twitter account.

He suggested an old-fashioned approach isn’t helping Newcastle, claiming the style is regressive.

Newcastle are certainly struggling right now and it’s difficult to see where the next point comes from.

They go to Arsenal on Monday before a trip to Aston Villa penciled in for next Saturday.

After that the Magpies face Leeds, Everton, Crystal Palace and in-form Southampton before trips to Chelsea and Manchester United.

At present, Newcastle have seven points on Fulham who sit third from bottom in the Premier League.

 

Supporters are naturally growing disgruntled with Bruce and rightly so.

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The hierarchy backed the manager in the summer and the style of football he is serving up is nothing short of shocking.

Big-money signing Callum Wilson is isolated in attack and it perhaps speaks volumes that Newcastle’s best player this season has been goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

Something has to change and right now, Bruce has very little to lose – other than his job!

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When you have a star man that plays in attack you need to get players around him and Newcastle haven’t done that.

With Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll barely featuring this season, Bruce needs to let the shackles off his team.

A modern-day approach could help Newcastle thrive.

If Bruce can’t adapt and bring that to St James’ Park, the board might just seek a manager who can.

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