Newcastle's Wijnaldum believes La Manga trip will help players get things right

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Newcastle United midfielder hopes for success as poor season sees Magpies currently sitting in 18th place.

Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has praised the visit to the La Manga training camp as the Magpies aim to secure Premier League survival in comments published by the Chronicle.

In an attempt to refresh his squad, Steve McClaren took his team to Spain and they finished off the trip with a 2-1 victory yesterday over Norwegian side Lillestrom.

Wijnaldum got on the score sheet in the encounter but he was quick to point out the positive effect the training camp has had on the Newcastle players:

“You never know and it is difficult to say before you play the games but I think this trip will help us to get closer to each other – help us to get things right,” he told NUFC TV.

Magpies fans will be hoping that the squad can turn things around as relegation concerns continue to grow.

At this stage of the season in 2008/09, the season Newcastle were relegated, they had 28 points, four more than their total at the same stage in this current campaign.

However, with promising additions made in January Newcastle will feel that they have a good chance of staying up.

With 12 league games remaining, the Magpies face teams in the current bottom eight six times, with four of those games being played at St James’ Park.


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