Pardew: Fan chants are fair – and I must take responsibility

RESOLVE ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
RESOLVE ... Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

ALAN Pardew’s says he will “shoulder responsibility” for Newcastle United’s run of bad results.

Newcastle take on Swansea City on Saturday looking to end a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats.

The club’s recent form has angered fans, who chanted for Pardew to be sacked during last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Speaking ahead of the Swansea game, Pardew said: “If you lose four on the trot as Newcastle manager it’ll always be difficult.

“We all have to shoulder the responsibility, none more so than myself.”

Pardew added: “I think the fans are fair.

“And we haven’t been fair to them recently with our performances.

“I want to bring back that harmony we had with them not so long ago.”

Pardew will serve the last game of his seven-match ban for headbutting Hull City’s David Meyler on Saturday.