Newcastle United star Ayoze Perez explains why Toon 'need' to stay in Premier League

The Spanish forward is thinking of the fans and his own career in the next two games.

In recent weeks, in fact for most of the season, there has been very little for Newcastle United fans to cheer about.

Since the departure of Alan Pardew, an unpopular figure at St James Park, they have struggled for their best form.

John Carver has so far picked up just one point from their last potential 27, leaving them two points off the relegation zone with two games left to play.

One highlight of the season has been the form and emergence of Ayoze Perez. The Spaniard was signed from Tenerife in the summer for a cut-price fee and has gone on to score seven goals for the club in a particularly barren line-up.

He has been talking to the BBC this week about the final two games of the season, insisting Newcastle must survive - for the fans and himself:

"We need to stay in the Premier League.

"You need to work very hard [to establish yourself]. That's what I have done, now we need to save the season.

"The supporters deserve it so we need to win the next game."

Perez would likely be one of the first names expected to exit St James Park if they were relegated to The Championship considering his form this season.

With games against QPR and West Ham the magpies will be confident of picking up the points needed to survive in the Premier League - especially considering nearest challengers Hull City have Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in their final two games.

Regardless, it should be an exciting end to the season.

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