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Newcastle keeper Krul: Momentum with us ahead of derby

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul admits their draw with Liverpool was ideal preparation for their looming trip to Sunderland.

Krul feels momentum is now with them.

He said: "The next week will be crazy because it always is in the North East. That is why we needed that result, that response, that togetherness. It gives us a huge boost ahead of the weekend. The base for any team has to be character.

"Everything flowed from there. If you have it you know there will be times during a season when you have to call on it. Especially at times like this when we have got a massive month ahead. In order to come through spells like this you need to have a togetherness, something you can rely on, and we have shown we have that, without a doubt."

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