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Kyle's Toon target

Posted on 15 August 2012  - 17:20

Kyle Walker is targeting maximum points from our Premier League opener at Newcastle on Saturday.

Kyle's Toon target

We face the trip to the Sports Direct Arena for a 5.30pm kick-off, live on ESPN.

The Magpies lost only three league matches at home in a fine 2011-12 campaign, where they finished fifth in the table and were fighting for Champions League qualification on the final weekend of the season.

We played out an entertaining 2-2 draw back in October and Kyle says there is confidence around the squad to try and go one better.

“To go to Newcastle is always going to be tough but I feel the additions have made the squad stronger, a new gaffer coming in has put his mark on the team and the way we’re playing, I think we’re going to do well next season,” said Kyle, on England duty this week.

“If you asked me now if I wanted a draw, I’d probably say ‘no, I want to win’.

“It’s good there’s a positive feeling around the camp and hopefully we’ll go there, get the win and make everyone happy.”