Newcastle star admits they are 'desperate' for a victory

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Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has said that the side are desperate to beat Leicester City this Saturday.

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett admits that the side are desperate for a home victory.

The Magpies have really struggled for points this season, and they are still chasing their first three point haul. 

It is a run which has concerned all around the club and Dummett says the side will be desperate to get their maiden win when they take on Leicester City this weekend - although he expects a tough test.

"Now, we need to win at home - desperately - and that's what we're aiming for, and if we get a good win at home it could push us on to try and get more wins in the rest of the season," he said to the club's official site. 

"We're expected to win at St. James' Park and all the players know that, so we'll be up for the game and hopefully we'll get the three points.

"It's a different pressure (when you're playing at home), especially when you're near the bottom of the league and haven't picked up a win in the Premier League yet, so it adds more pressure but that's what we're paid to play for, so it's up to us to go to St. James' and win.

"Leicester are a good team, they work well together and they work hard. They've proved that if you do that in the Premier League then you can win games. They beat Manchester United so it'll be a tough game, but we'll definitely be up for it."

Dummett has come through the club's youth-academy, but he divides opinion amongst supporters in the North-East.

Whilst his commitment cannot be questioned, he isn't the most comfortable with the ball at his feet. 

That said, if every member of the Newcastle squad had Dummett's spirit they wouldn't be in the mess they currently are and they will need to show every bit of fight possible to dig themselves out of the hole they have created. 

There is increasing pressure on the side and another defeat on Saturday threatens to turn the atmosphere toxic. 

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