Johnson can't see Newcastle sustaining current form

Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson doesn’t expect Newcastle to sustain their current form.

Speaking to Bookies Bonuses, the 38-year-old has questioned whether Newcastle have the squad to continue their current form.

“I think it’s too early to talk about that (Champions League),” Johnson said. “They stayed up last year by the skin of their teeth. They’ve been in unbelievable form at the moment and that takes some doing, so they need the credit.

“I don’t think they’re going to finish in the top four.

“To kick on and really challenge these top, top teams – it takes some doing. Anyone can do it for three months, but to do it over the course of a season and then do it again a season after, then you need to be a serious team and a serious squad.”