Moore fighting for future
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Craig Moore admits he is fighting for his future at Newcastle.
Craig Moore admits he is fighting for his future at Newcastle and is looking to put Sunday's horror show behind him.
The Australian has had a torrid time with injuries since making the move to St James' Park in the summer, but finally made his full debut at Charlton on Sunday.
Moore had a day to forget, though, as he conceded the penalty for Charlton's opener and lashed a clearance wildly at Lee Bowyer which resulted in the midfielder scoring an unfortunate own goal.
The former Rangers man is looking to put Sunday's dismal effort to the back of his mind and admits he has a future to play for.
"The hunger is there for us to do well, not just from me but from all of the players at the club," he told the club's website.
"We know there is a manager out there somewhere who is looking at players, and everyone is out to impress because we are all playing for our futures.
"At the end of the day we need to be doing better than what we are right at this moment."
Reflecting on Sunday's game, Moore added: "It was a disappointing day all round for us.
"To concede the penalty was a blow for me. I tried to get out to the ball as quickly as I could, but I just couldn't hold my feet.
"I was hoping I was outside the box, but obviously I wasn't, and he tucked it away.
"I totally hold my hands up there, I made the tackle and take full responsibility for it.
"But we got back into the game with a great goal from Scotty, but the second one was the killer for us.
"The ball came in and I left my man to come to try and deal with the danger. The way the ball dropped, I couldn't really get much on it to clear it, and unfortunately it bounced off Bows and went into our own net.
"These things happen, but it's how you bounce back from it now."