After the distinct disappointment on Wednesday evening, against an unlikely Hull City side, when they eliminated us from the FA Cup, we have to now to put that behind us now and try to do a lot better in the league, through the end of the season.
Nicky Butt – must press on in the league
Nicky Butt, one of the most experienced players in the Newcastle team has talked nufcTV, and the former England star said:
“To go out of the cup against Hull was a big disappointment for everyone and it was a game we should’ve won,”
“But that game has gone now and we can’t afford to think about it going into Blackburn.”
“It sounds easy to say but we’ve got to come out fighting and get a result.”
“They are one of the teams down at the bottom so it’s doubly important to come away with something.”
“We’ve been very good away from home recently. We’ve won at Portsmouth and got good draws at Chelsea and Middlesbrough.”
“Hopefully that continues on Saturday because we know how big a game it is.”
Good words from Nicky but we’re surprisingly not too confident we are going to get too much out of tomorrow’s game – but maybe that’s good and we may be surprised – on the positive – and we’d be ecstatic at a win, which we need after no wins in the last 5 games – so we may be due one.
We need wins in every league game we play, and since Blackburn is a full 5 points behind us in the league, and with an inferior goal difference, the very worst result would be a defeat, especially with Big Sam now the Blackburn manager.
We’ll just hope the lads will play their best, and have more luck than they had on Wednesday night – and we’ll see how we do.