Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has warned teammates they're not safe from the drop.

Newcastle travel to Moscow to play Anzhi Makhachkala in the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday, but after losing 1-0 to Swansea and falling to 15th in the Premier League the Argentina international has called for his club to get their priorities straight.

"From the beginning of the season the most important thing has been the Premier League. The Europa League is a nice competition for us but the first ambition is the Premier League. That is our priority.

"I have been in Spain and in England and I have seen big teams playing in the Champions League but who are in the bottom three. We must think game-by-game but we need to start taking the points to make ourselves feel comfortable in the league for the rest of the season.

"Of the last five games, we've won three. We lost at Tottenham, who are having a good season, and then on Saturday against Swansea we didn't deserve to lose. These things happen, we have to keep going," said Jonas.