Shearer thinks the current Toon side can succeed.
He said: â€śWhen they drew ÂBenfica, it did bring all those memories flooding back.
â€śBut the first thing I thought was how lucky they were to have the Âsecond leg at St Jamesâ€™. That can be a big advantage.
â€śTheyâ€™ve got a good chance. The additions made in January have made all the difference.
â€śI have no worries about them being relegated, though I did Âbefore all those signings. The squadâ€™s been strengthened with quality additions.â€ť