Leicester City will be toughest game for Newcastle United

HARD GAME: John Carver

HARD GAME: John Carver

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JOHN Carver says Newcastle United’s visit to Leicester City is the toughest of the club’s remaining fixtures.

Carver’s 14th-placed side take on Leicester tomorrow looking to end a run of seven successive Premier League defeats and climb to safety.

This is a tough game. The atmosphere was incredible (against Chelsea), and we’re going to have to cope with that.

JOHN CARVER

The club’s head coach watched Chelsea’s 3-1 win at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

And Carver said: “This is a tough game. The atmosphere was incredible (against Chelsea), and we’re going to have to cope with that.

“They’re a big physical side, but they did run out of steam against a side who are going to win the title.

“Of our last four games, it’s probably one of the toughest we’ve got left.”

Meanwhile, Leicester are sweating on the fitness of defender Robert Huth and midfielder Andy King, while striker David Nugent is sidelined through injury.

l NEWCASTLE head coach John Carver has defended Nigel Pearson for his outburst at a journalist.

Leicester boss Pearson rounded on a reporter after his team’s 3-1 home defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night.

When asked if he could understand where Pearson was coming from, Carver said: “Absolutely. He’s exactly the same as me.

“He wears his heart on his sleeve, and I can understand why he loses his temper with journalists. It’s sometimes frustrating.He’s done an excellent job.”