Kevin Nolan targets West Ham United win v Newcastle United

Kevin Nolan

Kevin Nolan is determined to guide West Ham United to victory over Newcastle United in their next Premier League clash.

West Ham United midfielder Kevin Nolan has urged his teammates to pick themselves up and return to winning ways against Newcastle United.

The Hammers will head into Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.

Sam Allardyce’s side have been in great form in the league so far this season, and the loss to the Toffees was their first since late September.

Noland has now eyed a quick bounceback against his former club Newcastle at home at the weekend.

"Taking the positives, I don't think there have been too many teams who have gone to Everton and got an easy ride,” the 32-year-old told West Ham’s official website.

“You never do at Everton and I never have as a professional, but that was probably the most comfortable we've been.

"The fact we've gone away from Everton disappointed that we've not got anything shows [how far we've come].

“We've got a run of games now where we feel we can pick up points, and with boys coming back it's going to be interesting.

"Hopefully we'll start picking up wins again and go on another little run. We need to start another unbeaten run.”

The defeat to Everton ended West Ham’s five-match unbeaten run, but there have been signs that things are slowing down for the London outfit.

The Hammers are yet to win this month, having drawn 2-2 with Stoke City away and 0-0 with Aston Villa at home prior to the loss in Liverpool.

On Saturday, West Ham will face a Newcastle side who are basking in hype and expectation. Following a truly terrible start to the 2014-15 Premier League campaign, Alan Pardew’s side are now on six-game winning run.

Having taken maximum points from their last five league fixtures, Newcastle find themselves a point and a place above West Ham in fifth.

Saturday’s clash promises to be an entertaining and competitive one.

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