Daryl Janmaat says fans can help keep Newcastle United up

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Daryl Janmaat feels that the Newcastle United fans have a "vital" role to play if the club is to stay in the Premier League.

Daryl Janmaat has told Newcastle United fans, via The Chronicle, that they too have a big role to play in helping the club survive its Premier League relegation battle.

The Magpies sit 19th in the table, three points behind 17th-placed Norwich City - whom they face on Saturday - with a game in hand as their top-flight status remains uncertain.

Manager Rafael Benitez, who replaced Steve McClaren earlier this month, seems to have had a positive impact after two games - a narrow 1-0 defeat away to league leaders Leicester City and a come-from-behind 1-1 draw at home to North-East and relegation rivals Sunderland.

The Spaniard's arrival seems to have renewed fans' optimism of survival, but right-back Janmaat claims that the supporters can do their bit too, claiming they are going to be "vital" in the run-in.

“We hope and we have the confidence. We must still believe and go out looking to get the job done. I think we can do it," he said via The Chronicle.

“The fans seem to believe to so that’s really important. They are going to be vital in the next two months for us.”

 

Victory at Carrow Road this weekend would be huge; bearing in mind that it would take them level on points with the Canaries, who have played a game more than Newcastle.

 

Benitez's side do have a tough run-in, though, with games against Liverpool, Manchester City and Spurs - on the last day of the season at St James's Park - on the horizon.

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