BBC Sport - Newcastle United: John Carver feels Fan boycott affected players

Fan boycott affected players - Carver

Newcastle United head coach John Carver says that demonstrations by Newcastle fans "affected" the team during the 3-1 home defeat by Tottenham.

The Magpies suffered a sixth successive loss in front of a crowd of 47,427 - their lowest in the league this season - as fans protested against owner Mike Ashley outside St James' Park.

Carver is "pleading" with fans to "get behind the team" amid news of more protests planned for Saturday's home match against Swansea.

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