Cabaye quit French champs Lille for Toon in the summer.
“I came to England with Lille to play Manchester United in the Champions League a few years ago," he told the Evening Chronicle.
“I did not get on, but it gave me the buzz of the big English grounds. Now I am getting this each week – I am delighted.
“There have been two or three tough games and we have been able to see what we can do.
“Every game we go into, we go in for the win and to help the team climb the league.”