Rafael Benitez has urged Newcastle to continue pushing on with their impressive form when they host West Ham.
The Magpies jumped to 13th place in the table after their third straight win at Burnley on Monday night, and Saturday’s game with West Ham is the latest in a series of fixtures against their fellow strugglers.
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Despite an evident change for the better in the mood around St James’s Park, Benitez is keen to keep his players’ feet firmly on the ground.
He said: “I have been very clear with the players that we have done nothing yet – we have to make sure we keep playing with the same intensity and attitude and mentality.
“Every game is really important but obviously if you are close to some teams, if you can beat them and get the three points then it becomes even more important.
“At the moment it is very important to be sure our players and fans understand so everybody has got to stay in the same place and continue to push together.”
Newcastle will also take heart from the fact that they have taken the maximum points from their last three meetings with West Ham.