Newcastle United interim supervisor Graeme Jones has not mentioned the prospect of Eddie Howe succeeding him completely with the membership’s house owners, however thinks the previous Bournemouth boss must be happy with what he noticed from their recreation in opposition to Brighton.
Howe was in attendance at the Amex Stadium to see Newcastle claim a 1-1 draw. It appeared to be a transparent sign that he could possibly be the person to take the reins from Jones when his spell in interim cost ends.
It’s believed that Jones will proceed on the technical workers of whoever is available in because the everlasting substitute to Steve Bruce.
That man now seems to be more likely to be Howe, who could be returning to administration for the primary time since leaving Bournemouth in 2020.
After the Brighton draw, Jones was requested about Howe’s attendance. He stated the potential new boss must be proud of what he witnessed, after analysing the progress that has been made in his personal brief spell accountable for first-team affairs.
He informed BT Sport: “I’m conscious of it. I haven’t no (had any conversations about it). The house owners assured me three weeks in the past that they nonetheless need me on the membership.
“In my time within the final couple of weeks it has been a course of. You need to begin with solidity, which we did in opposition to Chelsea and at the moment we had been extra on the entrance foot. You possibly can’t go from the Tottenham recreation the place we had been extensive open to enjoying like Barcelona.
“There’s a course of, we’re nonetheless in it and I feel if I had been Eddie I’d go away fairly comfortable.”
It wasn’t all optimistic for Newcastle although and Howe would have loads to work on if taking cost.
Even so, Jones was happy with the best way his aspect reacted to the adversity of conceding a VAR-awarded penalty.
He added: “I needed a win. One other VAR determination in opposition to us, it occurs, I’m not disputing that however I’m speaking in regards to the response of the gamers.
“We’ve had some tough moments this season however the group is collectively and also you noticed that with the response within the second half.”
VAR intervened once more, this time in Newcastle’s favour, late within the second half. Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez was despatched off for bringing down Callum Wilson exterior the field.
Wilson would have had an empty internet to intention at had he not been clipped. Thus, it may have been a special story.
Jones thinks it might have ended as a objective. However he reminded his gamers that they must hold working no matter such incidents.
He stated: “I can see Callum operating that into the again of the web.
“Issues have gone in opposition to us however no-one will really feel sorry for you. You need to do one thing about it, that’s the efficiency we obtained at the moment.”
Potter happy with level regardless of lesson discovered
In the meantime, Brighton boss Graham Potter gave his personal views of the 2 key VAR incidents in his interview with BBC Sport.
On the crimson card, he stated: “Not an incredible motion from us, it’s not nice when Callum Wilson goes around the goalkeeper however one thing for us to enhance on.
“Lewis Dunk is a centre-back however he has finished it (gone in objectives) earlier than someday in his profession. The captain steps up. We handled it properly taking place to 10 males. The spirit was good and we tried.”
On the penalty, he added: “It appeared prefer it was a penalty but it surely took a little bit of time for the referee to see it. It’s the proper determination ultimately.”
Total, Potter was happy with the purpose, regardless of being conscious that they themselves may have earned extra from the sport.
He stated: “We performed rather well, managed the sport, pressured them again, created possibilities and scored a objective. Newcastle had been sitting deep and enjoying on the counter. As much as their objective, we had management of the sport and misplaced our approach somewhat bit.
“A lesson on this league, you don’t must do an excessive amount of incorrect to concede a objective. However it’s a level we’ll take.”