Returning to action following the international break, Newcastle United will be looking for their sixth win in a row against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday at St. James’ Park (3pm kick-off).
Alan Pardew – aware of high expectations for tomorrow
There are rising expectations by Newcastle fans, after the lads have won five games in a row, and since we are at home to second bottom QPR, there is an expectation that Newcastle will win the game – in fact 63% think we will win the game and only 13% think we will lose it.
Alan Pardew is all too aware of the fans’ expectations for tomorrow’s game, and it will not be as easy as it looks, with QPR starting to play well over the last four games, and we will have a bit of a patched up side tomorrow.
This is what Alan has said about the game tomorrow:
“This break seems like a very long time and we have had some injuries, but hopefully we can carry on the good form.”
“There is a little more expectation on us now than in previous weeks, and therefore a different type of hurdle for these younger players to overcome.”
“QPR have definitely improved and Harry has got a good unity in the team, so I don’t think they will be down the bottom end for long, but I hope on Saturday we can beat them.”
“The break gives you a little more time to address the balance, to get a team with the right technical flair and fight in them to win – against what is an improving QPR side.”
“It will be a tough game and the emphasis will be on us and hopefully we can deliver.” “Papiss Cisse won’t arrive until Friday afternoon from Senegal and so we still have people coming in.”
“We are literally kicking off the game with more or less zero preparation on the training ground.” “But we get chance to do it on the board before the game and we are in good shape so we should be okay.”
It’s always difficult for Premier League teams to prepare for the weekend game following a two week International break – but it’s the same for all clubs – so we’ll just have to see what happens.
We are at West Ham and Burnley in our next two games – so this may be the easiest one of the next three games.
Three points would be very nice – thank you very much – but it will not be easy.
Howay The Lads!!
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