I’M struggling to find any positives from the crushing 5-0 defeat at Spurs last weekend… and that’s a rarity for me!

I suppose, if pushed, then I’d say the highlight was probably a visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium itself which is one of the most impressive buildings, let alone stadiums, I’ve ever been in.

After two defeats on the bounce, and with Spurs reeling from Jose Mourinho’s first defeat in charge in midweek, it was probably always going to be an uphill task.

But I think the most disappointing aspect was the manner of the defeat.

We were 2-0 down inside eight minutes and then conspired to allow Spurs to add another three.

I know we had injury issues but the last couple of weeks have really shown up how reliant we are on the likes of Ashley Westwood and Ashley Barnes.

There’s never a good time to go on a bad run but, with a busy Christmas period coming up, this is probably the worst time to do so. The games come thick and fast for the next month or so and we need to work out a way of picking up points to stop us from being dragged into a scrap at the bottom of the table that looked impossible to get pulled into just a couple of weeks ago.

I guess it’s the nature of the Premier League this season that even a couple of good results can spin your fortunes around in the same way as a couple of bad results can.

Newcastle United at the Turf on Saturday does provide us with an opportunity to get back to positive results.

Steve Bruce’s side have been picking up a couple of decent results after an indifferent start to the season but I still think they’re a side – a bit like us – prone to an off-day.

In that respect it’s anyone’s game but I am sure the lads have got together this week, had a chat about how to fix things and come up with a plan to do so.

I said after last weekend’s defeat at Spurs that the game felt a little like the thrashing we got off Everton on Boxing Day last year.

Our season turned the game after with a win over West Ham United.

Saturday’s game could be this year’s turning point and help spread some much-needed festive cheer!