Since the international break, Newcastle have lost two games without being able to score a goal.
We were well-beaten at Arsenal 2-0 on Monday night and yesterday at home to Crystal Palace we lost 1-0 through a penalty awarded to Palace after 81 minutes.
We again had good opportunities to score but missed every one of them.
At the same time, Burnley have won two games so they have gained 6 points on Newcastle and are now a point above us in the league table.
The Saints lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool on Friday night.
Rafa Benitez – on the touchline yesterday
We are still 7 points above Cardiff with a better goal difference and it will depend on whether the south Wales team can start winning some of their final six games.
Cardiff play at in-form Burnley next Saturday and Newcastle will play an early game at Leicester City on Friday night.
We must try to save ourselves by starting to win some of the final five games.
Fri 12 Apr Leicester vs Newcastle 8:00pm Sat 20 Apr Newcastle vs Southampton 5:30pm Sat 27 Apr Brighton vs Newcastle 5:30pm Sun 05 May Newcastle vs Liverpool 4:30pm Sun 12 May Fulham vs Newcastle 3:00pm
And here are the current league positions in the lower half of the table after the weekend games