Isaac Hayden promises more to come from him at Newcastle United

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

The midfielder was impressive in the opening day loss to Fulham.

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

Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden has told the Chronicle he will only get better with the more game time he gets at the club.

Hayden is one of eight new signings to arrive at St James Park this summer in a busy transfer window for Rafa Benitez.

He has been thrown straight into the first team, with Benitez handing him a starting place in their opening game against Fulham last week.

Newcastle United manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

The Magpies lost that game but Hayden was arguably their best performer with a commanding display in the centre of midfield.

He though, insists he is putting pressure on himself to improve, promising that will be the case with the more game time he gets.

“I believe I’ve settled in well but I always put pressure on myself to do better,” he told the Chronicle.

“The more game I get, the better I’ll become. It was a difficult night [against Fulham] but I gave it my all and that’s all I can do to make sure I can help this club.”

Newcastle United manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

It now remains to be seen if Hayden proves to be a smart signing across the remainder of this season.

The pressure is certainly on him and his side, with many expecting them to comfortably win the Championship and secure their return to the Premier League.

To do that they will need those players with experience of the division to guide them through, and it will be interesting to see how big a role that Hayden plays.

Arsenal's Isaac HaydenArsenal's Isaac Hayden

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