Newcastle have now gone six wins in a row and we cannot afford any let-down like the last time we won 6-0 and we were beaten at home 2-0 by Wolves.
This time we’re sure our players and Rafa Benitez will ensure we give a good professional performance at Deepdale and hopefully take all three points.
Rafa Benitez was delighted to get through to the quarter finals of the League Cup helped by the sending off of Alan Browne for an elbow into the face of Jack Colback, who was taken to hospital for observation after the incident.
Aleksandar Mitrovic scores second goal
But a delighted Rafa Benitez was delighted especially for Aleksandar Mitrovic who scored two excellent goals tonight to bring his total to three for the season:
“I have to be really pleased! With the style, scoring goals.” “Mitro pushed and tried to show he can do well. I am pleased to see Mitro and Diame scoring.”
“Mitro did really well. He is more like his first goal than second, but his second was a great goal.”
“Can we win it? You have to understand the difference between Premier League and Championship. But never say never. I only concentrate on playing Preston again on Saturday.”
“The only message is try to win every game. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“Jack Colback has gone to hospital for assessment.”
It was a great night for everybody at St. James’ Park tonight as indeed this team is getting better and better the more games the lads play together.
That was our 15th win in the last 17 games following our two shock defeats to start off the season and our 6th win in a row.
Great show by the Newcastle players – really well done!