Moussa Sissoko issues rallying cry to Newcastle supporters ahead of 'massive' QPR fixture

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is hoping to beat QPR this weekend.

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told the club's official website that the squad will need the fans' support as they face QPR this weekend.

The Magpies are in serious relegation trouble right now, with the club sitting just two points clear of the drop zone with two games remaining.

With QPR and Burnley already relegated, there is just one spot in the bottom three remaining, and Newcastle need a result in one of their two games to stay up.

This weekend, it's a trip to QPR on the agenda for interim manager John Carver and his side, and a win would go a long way to securing Newcastle's Premier League status.

After eight defeats in a row, Newcastle picked up a point against West Bromwich Albion last weekend with a 1-1 draw, meaning they head to Loftus Road with some confidence restored.

Midfielder Sissoko, 25, has hit three goals and two assists in the Premier League this season, and the athletic Frenchman has told the Newcastle official website that the Magpies aren't taking QPR lightly - but has called for support from the supporters.

"QPR is a massive game for this team and the Club," said Sissoko. "When you play in the Premier League it doesn't matter where the team are in the division - every game is different but every game is hard. QPR are already relegated but will still make it difficult for us because they now have no pressure on them. What is important is that we go there with confidence, a week of good training behind us and go to win the game.

"We got a good point against West Brom last weekend but we cannot stop now. We have to keep going and get the points we need in the final two games. We have to show good character again. The fans were excellent last week - they were right behind us - and we will need that again when we go to Queens Park Rangers," he added.

The Newcastle faithful are always in fine voice and hardly need telling to create an atmosphere, but the game on Saturday really is one of the biggest of the season - and a win would take them one huge step closer to safety.

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