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NOT CONFIDENT: Newcastle need a better performance against Leicester

 

Newcastle United are all but safe baring a minor miracle for Fulham, but lost 2-0 last week against Arsenal without much effort.

With Champions League-chasing Leicester City up next, the Magpies must show an improved performance regardless of the situation.

Arsenal were allowed to glide past Steve Bruce's side, who were unbeaten in four heading into the match.

Newcastle cannot allow Leicester City to do the same on Friday night as the season draws to a close.

However, the Foxes have won eight of their last 10 games against Newcastle. That includes last season's 5-0 hammering at the King Power stadium.

 

Beat Leicester and we're virtually safe - Bruce

 

Ahead of the clash, Steve Bruce challenged his Newcastle side to secure their safety with a win against Leicester.

Fulham are nine points adrift of the Magpies but Bruce wants them to finish the job.

"If we beat Leicester we are virtually there. You can't take anything for granted though," Bruce told the press.

"We are a lot more healthy than we were six weeks ago.

"We have Leicester and Man City next week and have tough games, but it is still in our hands.

"The team around us got results and we didn't."


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