A 2-1 win away at Southampton in the Premier League on Thursday means Newcastle are nine games unbeaten in the league, climbing well away from the relegation zone.


Newcastle were unable to find a single top flight win under former boss Steve Bruce this season, but his successor Howe has turned fortunes around at the club even while dealing with injuries to a number of key players.



Magpies legend Anderson is of the view that the Newcastle players under Howe’s tutelage do not let their heads go down even if they make a mistake on the pitch and they try to correct it.


Anderson stressed that Howe wants all of his players to put in a shift even if they are having a bad day on the job, which has also transformed the way how they play.



“The thing about it is when they [the Newcastle players] make mistakes and they give the ball away, the heads do not go down”, Anderson said on BBC Radio Newcastle post the Southampton clash.


“They go chasing it, they go looking to get it back, they go looking to rectify.



“You can see what Eddie Howe has done.


“He has basically said ‘look, I have no problems with people having bad games, we all have bad games, we all have bad days at the office but the one thing I will not put up with is people not putting a shift in and not running.’


“The least you expect is to run around and to chase and hurry and he has been very loyal to a lot of players.”


Newcastle will again be on the road on Sunday when they travel to the capital to take on Chelsea in the league.