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Given hoping Shearer can save Magpies

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Shay Given is keeping his fingers crossed his old mate Alan Shearer can guide Newcastle to survival.

Given quit the Magpies after 11 years' loyal service in January to take up a £6million offer from Manchester City.

"He should have been brought in earlier to try and get some results," said Given.

"It would be a real tragedy if they got relegated but it is getting very close to the wire.

"The games are running out and the results are not going so well.

"Please God Alan can keep them up and they can start to invest more in the team and have a stronger squad."

After so long on Tyneside, Given cannot just ignore his former club. The passion runs far too deep for that.

Newcastle is the first result he looks for when he comes off the pitch on a weekend. And it will be a tearful occasion for the 32-year-old should the worst eventually unfold.

"It is not easy to divorce myself from Newcastle," he said. "The last thing I want is to see them get relegated because they have such fantastic supporters.

"I spoke to Alan and dropped him a few texts wishing him luck. If anyone can have an effect and galvanise the club it is him."

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