Newcastle's Jack Colback explains where side should finish this season

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has made his prediction of where the club should be able to finish in the Premier League table.

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback believes that the club have the potential to achieve a top-eight finish this season. 

Since struggling at the start of the season where they failed to pick up a win in their first seven fixtures, the Magpies have been in fine form and Colback is clearly sharing the supporters' optimism.

He thinks that a position amongst the European challengers is perfectly possible if Alan Pardew's men continue playing to their potential until May.

"This is a big club with big expectations and we should be up there challenging within the top eight," he is quoted as saying by Sports Mole

"We were playing well at the start of the season just not quite winning games. But the confidence was still there among the players and staff. Finally we are getting the points we should be now."

Although a top-eight finish would still represent quite a turnaround at St. James' Park there is actually hope on Tyneside that more could be obtainable. 

After six straight wins, expectations have understandably risen and, with the Premier League looking so open, a position in the top six certainly doesn't look impossible. 

Newcastle have a number of talented players in their squad and they appear to be thriving in the system Pardew has instilled since their slump. 

The Mapgies went into the season trying to play on the front foot, but they have adopted a counter-attacking approach since and it seems to suit them. 

With great pace going forward, they are looking a threat offensively and the fact that they have conceded just once on their winning run shows how organised they are. 

The challenge for the side will be to sustain this form, but Colback clearly feels that their winning streak is evidence of their quality. 

Newcastle's next game comes against West Ham United and another win could push them into the top four. 

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