​Burn admits Newcastle re-thinking Europe plans

Newcastle United defender Dan Burn admits they may have to wait to see Europa League football.

The Magpies were very optimistic at the start of the campaign about pushing for a European spot in the Premier League this term.

However an indifferent start to the season means that after their latest setback, a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, Burn believes they may have to scale back ambitions.

Asked if some optimism had gone, he stated: “A little bit. As a fan base we are like that anyway. We always get ahead of ourselves.

“It has been like that since I was a kid. We have to be realistic the way we look at the takeover and how we are building our squad. Realistic, but we should still have targets in our head. Europe is pushing it a bit but we should be pushing top ten comfortably. Hopefully we can reset after the international break.

“Everything felt a bit flat (in the stadium) and felt a bit weird, maybe with the Queen passing. Without the flags too. Obviously we have to pay our respects and it was one of those days.”