Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has refused to divulge the ‘secret’ to the team’s defensive success.
The Magpies have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four matches, including Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.
At the start of the season, Newcastle were struggling, both in attack and in defence, but things have changed now.
Victory over QPR at home saw Alan Pardew’s side move up to fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with fourth-placed Manchester United.
Krul is understandably overjoyed with Newcastle’s recent run of positive results, but he is not willing to disclose what has made the team tick.
“Another clean sheet was nice and it's what it's all about for the back five," the 26-year-old Netherlands international told Newcastle’s official website.
"We love keeping clean sheets. But it's not just about the defence and the goalkeeper, because the rest of the team play their part.
"We do a few new things on the training pitch that seem to be working, but I'm not going to tell you what they are. It's a good secret that we will keep to ourselves."
Newcastle will return to Premier League action next weekend when they take on West Ham United away from home.