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Janmaat tipped to be next Newcastle captain

Carver says Janmaat is a leader. Credit: PA

Daryl Janmaat is a Newcastle captain in waiting - and could even be handed the armband next season.

Head coach John Carver has admitted he would consider installing the 25-year-old Holland international as his skipper if his tenure was extended beyond the summer after being hugely impressed by his contribution both on and off the pitch during a testing campaign.

Asked if he would be tempted to hand the armband to Janmaat, Carver said: "I'd be tempted, yes, because he's a proper leader. He's got character, strength, he's good around the dressing room. Whatever you ask him to do, he'll do and he has a good presence around the place.

"He leads by example, and that's what you need a captain to do."

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Newcastle striker set for comeback after collapsed lung

Siem de Jong is on his way back. Credit: PA

Siem de Jong is targeting Newcastle's home clash with Swansea later this month for a return to senior action after an eight-month injury nightmare.

The 26-year-old Holland international midfielder played 45 minutes for the club's Under-21s team on Wednesday evening after competing his recovery from surgery to repair a collapsed lung.

Head coach John Carver has hinted that De Jong could even make the 18 for Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture against Tottenham at St James' Park, and while the Dutchman has not ruled that out, his sights are set the Swans' visit to Tyneside on the following weekend.

He told nufcTV: "I don't think I could play 90 minutes in the coming weeks, so it will be maybe as a substitute at the end of the game, but I don't know if I will be on the bench...We haven't discussed yet when I'll be back.

"But I hope Swansea - I don't know yet if Tottenham would be a good time, but I hope to be back on the bench against Swansea, depending on how it goes in the coming days and depending on how I feel tomorrow after today.

"We'll see how it goes. I still have to get a little bit stronger, a little bit more explosive, a little faster, and hopefully I can work on that in the coming days."

Newcastle's poor form hard for Carver to take

Newcastle have won just two of 13 matches under John Carver Credit: Reuters

The backlash from Newcastle fans over the team's poor form has been hard to take, head coach John Carver has said.

The Magpies head to Liverpool on Monday night having won just two of the 13 matches they have played since Carver replaced Alan Pardew.

The slide in form included a fifth successive derby defeat at Sunderland last weekend and fans have waged a campaign to boycott the next home game, Tottenham's visit to St James' Park.

It's not easy to take, mind, it's hard to take, but you have to, you have to live with it. It's part of what we do.

It would be dead easy to say, 'I've had enough, thanks'. I'm not going to do that, and I have still got my enthusiasm, as you can see.

When we get to Anfield, the fans will still be hurting from last weekend, but hopefully they'll put all that aside and get behind the team.

– John Carver

How Newcastle's latest financial results compare to other Premier League clubs

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

Here's how their results compares to other Premier League clubs:

  • Everton £28.2million profit
  • Manchester United £23.9million profit
  • Newcastle £18.7million profit
  • Chelsea £18.4million profit
  • Arsenal £4.7million profit
  • Aston Villa £3.9million loss
  • Sunderland £16.9million loss
  • Manchester City £23million loss

Newcastle announce record profits

The club saw revenues increase by 35 per cent. Credit: PA

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

The club also saw revenues increase by 35 per cent from £95.9million to £129.7million, the club said.

More than half Newcastle's income - £78.3million - came from the new Premier League television rights deals, with commercial income also increasing.

A Newcastle statement said: "Most significantly, the club reported strong commercial revenue growth delivering £25.6million in 2014, up from £17.1million in 2013. This 49.7 per cent increase was largely the result of two lucrative new deals with the club's principal sponsors, Wonga and Puma."

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Cisse accepts spitting charge after Evans clash

Papiss Cisse has accepted a charge from the Football Association for spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans, Newcastle United said.

The 29-year-old Senegalese striker could face a ban of up to seven games after the incident during Wednesday's game against Manchester United.

Defender Evans, also charged by the FA, has yet to respond.

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