A single goal defeat to Middlesbrough put the breaks on a productive points return so far in 2004 in a game, despite Boro stepping it up in the second half, Anthony feels could have gone either way.
"We didn't really have a lot to do defensively in the first half, they didn't threaten us and we were on top," he reflected. "We just needed a break. They had a few half-chances in the second half, Job missed one, the penalty as well but it was more open and it could have gone either way.
"They got a goal late on and we struggled to pull it back. We've been on a roll, jumped up a few places but that's slowed us a little. Luckily we've got another game quickly and we have to look at it as a chance to get three points.
"Newcastle are a good team but we're at home and we'll see it as a chance to put them under pressure and try and get the three points."
Anthony Gardner insists that Newcastle on Sunday provides the opportunity to bounce back quickly from the disappointment of Tuesday and hopefully put three points on the board.