Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has told The Mirror that the team’s aim next season is to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League.
The Magpies struggled during the 2014-15 campaign and narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.
Until the final day of the season, Newcastle were in danger of going down to the second tier English football.
In the end, the Magpies ended up 15th in the Premier League table with 39 points from 38 matches, just four points above the bottom three.
The Newcastle fans will want the team to aim higher under new head coach Steve McClaren next season, and Colback has promised them that the players plan to do just that.
“We need to make sure we have a good pre-season so we can get the club where it should be, which I think, at a minimum, is top ten,” the 25-year-old told The Mirror.
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs of England, and a top-10 finish in the Premier League is something that should be normal for them.
In recent years, the Magpies have become also-rans, but perhaps things will change from the 2015-16 campaign.