Steve Bruce has promised to "start doing things his way" after his side's debacle against Sheffield United last week.

The Newcastle manager’s odds on being sacked were slashed in the wake of the 1-0 defeat, with many fans calling for the 60-year-old to be given the boot after an awful performance at Bramall Lane.

But ahead of the game with Arsenal on Monday night, Bruce revealed that the “gloves were off” and a change in approach was coming.

Speaking to the press, the manager revealed that he’s made it clear to the players the way he wants to play, yet hasn’t done it enough during his 18 months in charge at his boyhood club.

Quite why he hasn’t done it enough after being in the job for a season and a half is anyone’s guess, but fans will want to see an immediate improvement as they sit 15th in the Premier League table after almost half the season.

Newcastle haven’t won a league game since beating West Brom in mid-December and with some tough fixtures coming up and teams below them starting to pick up points, Newcastle don’t have as much comfort as some might think.

Bruce needs to start producing results quickly if he is to turn the tide in his favour at St James’ Park.

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