Isaac Hayden not worried about Newcastle's opening day defeat to Fulham

Newcastle's Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden with referee Simon Hooper

Newcastle United lost their opening game in the Championship but Hayden is pretty calm after their setback.

Newcastle's Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden with referee Simon Hooper

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden is confident the side can bounce back from their opening day disappointment in the Championship. 

The Magpies lost 1-0 to Fulham at Craven Cottage thanks to a Matt Smith header on the stroke of half-time, but with two home games to follow quickly, Hayden is eager to take the opportunity provided to them with the help of home advantage.

He is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “It’s about how we react for the next game. We’ve got two home games in the league so we have to capitalise on those.

“It’s the first game of 46 games - we’re not going to be 100 per cent as a unit and we will keep getting better.

“There’s a lot of new signings who’ve arrived in the squad and obviously we need to get everyone playing the right chord."

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

It is far too early for there to be any kind of major worry, although it is an indication that Rafa Benitez's side will not have things all their own way this season and there is going to be a lot of hard work ahead if they are to return to the top flight at the first time of asking. 

Both Huddersfield and Reading got themselves off to winning starts on the opening weekend but if Newcastle manage to get two wins from their opening two home games then they will feel a little bit of momentum can be generated off the back of that, allowing them to maintain the feel good factor they seemingly had going into the start of the campaign.

Fulham's Matt Smith scores their first goal

Hayden does point out some important things, although it may be obvious but it will take a little while for this Newcastle side to settle and get to know one another. 

There are several good players in the squad who are capable of helping the side to promotion but given the vast amount of changes that have taken place over the summer, there are bound to be one or two creases to iron out and not everything will go swimmingly all the time.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez speaks to players

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