Nicky Butt is looking forward to extending Newcastle’s unbeaten run at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Nicky Butt – must keep unbeaten run going
Newcastle have a nice little run going with 5 points from the last 3 games, and in doing so have established a good 5 point cushion between themselves and third bottom Blackburn Rovers, and we also have a better goal difference, which could be worth an extra point.
Today, Newcastle’s stand-in captain, Nicky Butt, has warned that failure to add to their points total in the next few weeks, could see the team right back in the middle of the relegation fight.
Nicky told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“We’ve got a bit of a gap now but that can be a false sense of security,” “Any one of ten teams can struggle if they lose one or two.”
“On the flip side of that if you win or two you can get out of it quite quickly.” “But we have to try to stay unbeaten because as long as you do that you’re adding to the points total.”
“Psychologically as well there’s a huge difference between a defeat and a draw.” “We have got some big games coming up and we need to be strong at home.”
“Too many times this season we have dropped points at home and we need to change that.” “In-between those games against the bigger teams we’ll be looking to take points away from home and start beating the teams we know we are capable of beating.”
“It’s a difficult situation that we are in but we need to stick together.”
Nicky has started 24 games this season for Newcastle, and since he came back from his season-long loan spell at Birmingham in 2006, he’s done very well at Newcastle.
Butt turned 34 years old last month, and has put in some solid performances for the team, in which his vast experience has been crucial.
Nicky and Kevin Nolan had a hard time in the first half last Sunday, against a patched up Everton midfield, to assert any control of midfield, and that will need to change against Bolton this Sunday, if we are to get the result we need.
A win would be very nice indeed, thank you very much, and good for Joe Kinnear’s health too.