Dwight Gayle has been in sparkling goal-scoring form this season and he has 13 goals for Newcastle and is at the top of the Championship goal-scoring charts.
Newcastle have now won 9 games in a row in all competitions and no Newcastle team has ever won 10 games in a row – well not over the last 124 years.
So in that context if Newcastle can beat Blackburn Rovers on Saturday it will be a new record for the club and the first time Rafa Benitez will be in the Newcastle record books.
Dwight Gayle – promotion is what we want
Newcastle equaled Kevin Keegan’s record at Elland Road last Saturday of 9 wins in a row and now he could go one better.
Dwight Gayle has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and this is what he had to say about the game and about history:
“It will be nice to make history.” “But the main goal for us at the end of the day is to get promoted at the end of the season.”
“That’s what we must concentrate on the most.” “We must keep working hard and not get complacent.” “The end goal is the most important thing.”
“Of course we are confident, but this is where we have to be even more switched on.” “Teams are wary of us and we are there to be shot at.”
“Everybody wants to come to St James’ Park and even though they are away they will trying their hardest to beat us.”
“They know what it means and they want to spoil the party.” “We need to be switched on and next week will be one of the hardest games we’ve played in.”
“We just need to go into each game thinking that and hopefully, we will continue our good performances.”
In fact Blackburn is the lowest placed team to visit Newcastle in the league this season, so you would think we could get the win.
But nothing is certain in football – we’ll never forget the shock of losing 2-0 at home to Wolves after we had annihilated QPR 6-0 at Loftus Road four days earlier – that was our last defeat.
So it’s all to play for against Blackburn Rovers and if the lads can play somewhere near their best form on Saturday we could even get another win.
Let’s hope we can do that before our tough quarter-final League Cup tie at Hull on Tuesday night.