Cheick Tiote cannot contemplate Newcastle United playing in the Championship.

Toon could drop into the bottom three if Wigan Athletic beat Swansea City tomorrow night.

Tiote said: "I think because everyone knows about Newcastle it's the biggest club in England. I can't imagine Newcastle going into the Championship.

"When you look at the city, when you look at the fans, the stadium, it's full all the time.

"I can't imagine it. That's why we have to fight to stay in the Premier League."