Newcastle United’s new owners paid a visit to the home dressing room after the club’s shock FA Cup exit to League One side Cambridge United.
Amanda Staveley, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and Yasir Al-Rumayyan - who flew in from Saudi Arabia this morning - watched on from the directors' box as Eddie Howe’s suffered a 1-0 defeat against third-tier opposition.
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe opened up on their visit soon after the full-time whistle.
He said: “They popped in to see the players. I personally wasn’t in there. They saw me and my coaching staff after.
“I believe they are very supportive to the players, highlighting we’re in this fight to stay in the league together,
“They’re very much behind everybody and I can’t thank them enough for that support.
“I think it was very beneficial for the players to see that because this journey we’re going on currently to stay in the division is a united effort from everybody at the club.
“The supporters are playing their part, they’ve been magnificent. The owners wanted to show their support for the players and it was really welcomed by me.”