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Cabaye keeps keen eye on drop

9 March 2013 15:32

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye said the club are still focussed on avoiding relegation, despite sitting six points above the drop.

Ahead of their clash at St James' Park with Stoke City, Cabaye has urged his team mates to take another step towards survival and gain a valuable three points.

Newcastle lie 15th in the Premier league, but a win this weekend could see them jump to 11th.

"Unfortunately, we lost at Swansea," Cabaye told reporters.

"Now we're still in a difficult position, and at home we have to play to win every game.

"It's going to be tough – Stoke are a difficult team to play – but I hope we will do the right things to win. We just want the three points."

Following their mid-week goalless draw with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the former Lille midfielder remains confident that they can progress in the Europa League.

"We're happy with the result – it was the first leg away from home," the Frenchman added .

"We have to be focused for the game at home. If they score, we have to score twice. But I think it's a good result."

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