Newcastle not only have a chance to make it three wins on the trot on Saturday when we visit Chris Hughton’s Brighton, but a win will take us to 44 points and we can equal last season’s points total.
That’s with two games still to play – one at home to Liverpool and the final game away at Fulham two weeks on Sunday.
So the final games are against the second top team Liverpool followed by the second bottom and relegated Fulham.
Getting something out of the Liverpool game is possible, with the race for the Premier League title so close and Liverpool players could be a little jittery on Tyneside.
Chris Hughton and Rafa Benitez – managers respect each other
And Fulham have won their last two games and it will not be an easy game for us to close out the season with.
Next up are Brighton & Hove Albion, and we need to win that game.