Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has suggested to BBC Sport that he is relieved to have seen his side finally put an end to their losing run.
The Magpies failed to return to winning ways in the Premier League today, but they did manage to pick up a point.
John Carver’s side had lost eight league matches in a row prior to today’s clash against West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park.
Many would have expected Newcastle to slip up again, but the Magpies played out a 1-1 draw with the Baggies.
Victor Anichebe headed West Brom in front just past the half-hour mark, but young Spanish forward Ayoze Perez restored parity for the hosts four minutes before the half-time interval.
After full time, defender Coloccini told BBC Sport: ”We have to look forward now and try to make sure that we don't put ourselves at risk next season. This result leaves it in our hands, we have to win and then we will be safe.”
The draw means that Newcastle are now 17th in the Premier League table with 36 points from as many matches, just two points above the relegation zone.
Over the course of the 90 minutes against West Brom, Newcastle had 61% of the possession, took 15 shots, of which five were on target, and earned seven corners.
The Magpies will take on Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road next weekend, before facing West Ham United at St. James’ Park.