Newcastle are currently locked in relegation battle amidst a tough run of form with only two wins in their last 19 top flight outings.


Owing to the changed football landscape, the Tyneside giants are fighting to maintain their top flight status in front of empty stadiums as the Magpies faithful are forced to cheer on their team from behind TV screens, just like all of their rival clubs.



Newcastle defender Schar thinks the lack of fans at St James’ Park has played a part in his team’s struggles in the current campaign as he stressed his team miss the energy of 52,000 supporters cheering them on.


Schar explained how the fans have pushed them on in multiple outings in the past when their backs were against the wall and is hopeful they will soon return to the stands



Asked whether the lack of fans have impacted Newcastle’s performances, Schar told NUFC TV: “Yes, it is not the same, obviously we all miss the fans.


“It is not the same for us as well, just feels different when you have a full stadium, gives you an extra push.



“Especially for us, I think [lack of fans is] having a big impact, I mean playing at home, 52,000 cheering for you gives you so much energy.


“And also, in the past [there] were some games, where I say that without the fans, we would not have won the game, for example, we had the game against Everton where we were 2-0 down and won 3-2.


“This moment, the atmosphere after the game was unreal and I think everyone is missing that but we have to accept it and hopefully there will be a change soon. “


Newcastle are back on the road again in the top flight and are set to travel to Turf Moor on Sunday to take on Burnley.