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Newcastle midfielder feels relegation may be a positive

Newcastle United midfielder Gaël Bigirimana, on loan at Rangers, has claimed that relegation might be a good thing for his parent club, reports The Guardian. Bigirimana has admitted that his view may not be popular but believes relegation might force the club to look at its issues.

"This might put me in trouble but you look at what happened to Southampton five or six years ago," he told Sky Sports News, referencing Southampton's descent into administration and relegation into League One in 2009.

"Sometimes as a club you need everything to be reviewed - its foundation and the structure.

"I don't want them to go down and get relegated. Nobody wants that to happen but it's all about the future."

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