Eric Dier's 'dangerous' Newcastle takeover claim ahead of crunch Tottenham clash

By Matty Hewitt

Eric Dier believes Newcastle United's takeover will ramp up the St James' Park atmosphere ahead of a crunch clash this weekend.

The Magpies game against Spurs is the first under new ownership and the Toon will be backed by a sell out crowd, despite their dismal start to the season.

Newcastle are still without a win in all competitions, but Dier believes that factor makes Newcastle "dangerous" opposition.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, Dier said: "For us it does change things. It's always a tough game there - obviously it's a huge footballing city but I think the atmosphere is going to be incredible and that's something we should try and enjoy and thrive off of.

"Definitely the game has changed now with the situation they find themselves in.

"I'm sure the energy within that building has changed since then so that's something that we're going to be ready for an match.

"Hopefully we will.

"I think a team that's doing badly is always dangerous because they're that one result away. They need that win and they're going to get hungrier and hungrier for it.

"They're a very dangerous team in the situation that we find them in without a win, under the new ownership and the energy that's probably going to be in that building, and that'll be in that stadium on Saturday -so we need to be ready for all of those things."

Newcastle players and fans are still awaiting a decision on Steve Bruce's future as head coach, with reports this week suggesting that Graeme Jones could be in the dugout against Spurs.

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