Georginio Wijnaldum has told the Chronicle that Newcastle United's supporters have impressed him since he arrived at the club.
The sell out crowds at St. James' Park, combined with the large numbers of away supporters that the Magpies have taken with them on the road, have meant a lot to Wijnaldum, who is keen to reward their loyalty.
The Dutch midfielder says that Newcastle must start winning to ensure that the followers of the club have something to cheer about.
"I have been really impressed," he said. "We must give them something back now.
“They have supported us from the beginning and the away games too.
“When we look over to the away fans it’s always full so we know what we have to do for them.”
Wijnaldum joined Newcastle over the summer and has made a positive initial impression, despite his side's poor Premier League form.
The Magpies are still looking for their first victory in the top-flight this season, and their lack of attacking threat is becoming a concern.
Steve McClaren's charges have not hit the back of the net for four league matches, and there is growing unrest at the club.
Newcastle finished last season in dire form and appear to have failed to resolve the most pressing problems which existed back then.
Newcastle's match this weekend comes against Watford, where an expectant home crowd will be hoping to see their team put in a much improved display.