Jamie Carragher thinks a lack of quality in the Newcastle squad is the reason they are languishing near the foot of the Premier League table. Frank Tanana Jersey . Rafael Benitezs side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester to leave them one point adrift of safety with nine games left to play.And Carragher thinks it is Newcastles goal record that could cost them their top-flight status. Jamie Carragher says Newcastles squad lacks quality I think a perception of Newcastle is that they have too much quality to be in this position so maybe its a bit of an attitude problem why they are here, but I dont think its just an attitude problem, Carragher said on Monday Night Football.I think theres a lack of quality. Their goal record shows there arent enough good players and thats why they are in this situation. Positive signs for Rafa? We examine Benitezs first game in charge of Newcastle They were in this situation last year, dont forget. There has been a lot of money spent since but again we didnt see that quality in front of goal. The goal record tells you everything.While Benitezs arrival at St James Park has given everyone involved with the club a lift, Carragher says it will be difficult for him to cure their problems going forward. Rafael Benitez lost his first game in charge at Newcastle Sometimes when a team has a problem you can try and fix it, but Newcastle have problems at both ends, Carragher added. They concede too many goals and dont score enough.Its easier for a manager, especially someone like Rafa whose forte is setting up a team, but theres lack of quality in attacking areas for Newcastle. Its something he cant change because you cant buy anyone.Despite the defeat to League leaders Leicester, Carragher could see some positives for Newcastle, claiming their defensive organisation reminded him of his time working with Benitez at Liverpool. Carragher said Newcastles defensive organisation reminded him of Liverpool under Benitez You could see what Rafa had worked on in his first two or three days, the former Liverpool defender said.It took me back to what we were doing at Liverpool. Very difficult to play through, very compact and very organised. It was difficult for Leicester. Also See: Okazaki sends Foxes five clear Benitez focused on positives Positive signs for Rafa? Leicester 1-0 Newcastle recap Jim Northrup Jersey . Henrik Samuelsson and Luke Bertolucci also scored for the Oil Kings, who are now 9-0 on home ice in the playoffs to cut Portlands series lead to 2-1. Chase De Leo and Mathew Dumba responded for the Winterhawks, who suffered just their fourth loss in their last 46 games, a string of success running all the way back to Jan. Matt Hall Jersey . LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night.Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Joe Mays from short-term injured reserve on Saturday. Mays, who signed a two-year contract with the Chiefs in the offseason, had been recovering from August wrist surgery. The 29-year-old North Dakota State product started 13 games for Houston last season and has registered 194 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks over 61 career games with the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Texans. Sergio Alcantara Jersey. Linebacker Jerry Franklin was waived to open a roster spot for Mays. ' ' '
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