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Hughton waiting for Newcastle fallow period

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton is realistic enough to know his side cannot continue riding on the crest of a successful wave. The Magpies moved 10 points clear of the Championship play-off places with a 2-0 victory over Watford at St James' Park as goals from Peter Lovenkrands and substitute Fabrice Pancrate sandwiched Kevin Nolan's red card.

He said: "If I look at what we have managed to achieve so far this season, we are always very keen to point that one out.

"There will be bad times to come, I am sure, but we have shown a lot of resilience and that is the mark of any side which is doing well, that resilience resulting in clean sheets. I am absolutely delighted with that.

"What we do know is we are going to have good days and bad days, and what we have so far shown is a resilience to cope with the bad days and, at times, get something from them.

"There are times when you can't speak highly enough of the group of lads you have, and that applies today."

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