There’s been a lot of talk recently of Newcastle being promoted, and while it looks very very likely right now, we can take nothing for granted.
Danny Simpson – not over-confident
But having seen the way in which Chris Hughton has managed the club this season, the last thing he is going to let happen is for players to assume they are already promoted.
To say that Chris is pragmatic is a huge understatement, and one of his top qualities is how he has prepared the team for each and every match this season.
The game on Monday night against Nottingham Forest promises to be some game, and we should see Newcastle fighting like crazy to get the win that will almost (but not quite) guarantee promotion this season.
And of course not only getting an automatic promotion place but winning the Championship has to be the aim, and West Brom are racking up win after win right now.
Newcastle right back Danny Simpson has come out today and said the Newcastle players are taking nothing for granted regarding promotion:
“Everybody has been looking at the table and we know we need to stay up there,”
“We want to be up at the top right the way to the end.” “But we know that there are still eight games to go.”
“It’s all about concentrating on playing football and getting results.” “If we are picking points up every week we know were doing our job.”
The 23-year-old has become an almost permanent member of Newcastle’s side this season appearing 31 times already, and he is very popular on Tyneside, often waxing lyrical about the club and its fans.
He has also more than once mentioned how Newcastle is a much bigger club in every way than a certain Sunderland, and we all know that will go over very well with the Newcastle faithful.
Danny continued and again mentioned the Newcastle fans:
“The fans have been great.” “It’s the best period of my career so far and hopefully it will only get better if we can win promotion and the title.”
And that in a nutshell is what is still left to accomplish this season.
promotion but also going back to the Premiership as Champions.
There is also a chance that West Brom may drop some points tomorrow afternoon, when they visit Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
West Brom have won their last 5 league games and Reading have won 5 of their last 6, drawing the other one, and have been in tremendous form following their FA Cup heroics.
Reading have had recent home wins of 5-0 and 4-1 against Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County, so WBA may have a tough time of it tomorrow afternoon we suspect – or should that be we hope. :D.
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