Newcastle have two more games before Christmas and both are on the road at Wigan Athletic and at Burton Albion and against the lower placed sides in the league we would expect two wins – but you never know in this division.
We had a very tough 1-0 win on 1st October at bottom club Rotherham United who only just recorded their second win of the season against QPR over the weekend, so Newcastle cannot under-estimate any side.
We did that with Huddersfield, Wolves and Blackburn and lost three home games so we have to be ready for every single game.
Isaac Hayden in England U21 colors
Newcastle are coming off one of their best performances of the season in the 4-0 home win over Birmingham City after we surprisingly lost three games in a row and it will be important to keep winning these games.
Isaac Hayden has been talking to the local media and this is what he said as reported by the Shields Gazette when asked if the side is still learning from Rafa:
“That’s the main thing.” “We’re a fairly new group, there are a lot of new players have come into it, and some of them haven’t played in the Championship before.”
“Everyone’s still learning and everyone’s still improving week by week. It was another good performance we’re happy with.”
“The main thing against Birmingham was just getting the three points,” “I think the performances against Hull and Notts Forest especially with nine men deserved a lot more, but it wasn’t to be.”
“Saturday was just about getting the three points and putting a good performance in front of our home fans.”
“At the time it was painful but we had over a week to get over the Forest game, and we’d been training really hard.”
“The group did really well and everyone had been taking on board what the manager wanted and it worked.”
“We were lucky there was no midweek game before Birmingham – that would have been tough on the lads physically.”
“But everyone’s recovered really well, and we’re ready and raring to go against Wigan and Burton.”
It’s important to keep winning games so we can start to open up a points gap between us and the rest of the teams.
Second placed Brighton are at Blackburn tonight and Leeds play 3rd placed Reading at home so those could be tough games for the two clubs chasing Newcastle in the league.