Steve Harper has said today that he wants the Newcastle side to keep fighting until the very last game of the season, and the lads cannot let up at all.
Steve Harper – no let up until the end of the season
Steve Harper said today:
“We’re really looking forward to the Forest game. They won again last week and they would have hoped the gap would be down to seven points by the time we play them at St James’ Park.”
“But we’ve kept it at ten and we have a game in hand so it was a big win for us at Doncaster.”
“I’m sure we’ll have a huge crowd on Monday night roaring us on because if we win that game, we really will be in pole position in terms of promotion.”
“It would be nice to get up to capacity at St James’ Park.” We’ve been up in the mid-forties a lot, but to get over 50,000 backing us that night would be brilliant. This is a decisive game for us.”
Harper wants his team-mates to keep going right until the end of the season, and after so much work and effort that has gone into the first 38 games of the season, that’s only right.
It’s daft to let up now, and in any case the goal is not only to be promoted but to be promoted as Coca Cola Championship Champions – just like we were in 1993 under Kevin Keegan.
“If we were to beat Forest we’d be in a great position, but until it is mathematically impossible for them to catch us we won’t rest easy,”
“We won’t be taking our foot off the pedal. They’ve had a really good season and have beaten us at their place so they will be difficult opponents.”
“They will come up to our place with nothing to lose and we are under no illusions as to how tough that game will be.” Having said that, it’s one we are excited about.”
So the target for a really successful season for Newcastle is to finish number one in the league.
And that may not be as easy as we think because WBA are on a hot winning streak of five games at the moment.
We’ll just have to hope that Reading are in their best form at home today, and can dent WBA’s current winning streak.
Indeed, if WBA can win this afternoon, they will be on 81 points, one point more than Newcastle, although the Magpies will still have two games in hand.