Kevin Nolan is determined for Newcastle to take points off Manchester City as consolation for poor home form at St James' Park. The Magpies slipped to their second successive defeat at St James' Park on Sunday when Stoke came from behind to win 2-1.
They head for Eastlands next weekend for another tough test on the road, and skipper Nolan is looking for another positive result to redress the balance once again.
He said: "That's the main thing now. Manchester City is the next game and we want to win that game. Well, we hope that's going to happen.
"We are going to do our best and we are going to work as hard as we can to make sure we keep going in the right direction.
"There were a lot of positives to take out of the game, but we have got to make sure we eradicate the massive negatives - don't get me wrong, when I say massive, they are only massive because they are goals.
"They are little mistakes, but little mistakes in this league are massive, so we have got to make sure we get them right. If we get them right, we won't be far off."