West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan is confident Newcastle United will avoid relegation trouble this season.

Ignoring the fact he missed his side's best chance against his former side, ex-Newcastle captain Nolan said he is confident Newcastle will stay out of trouble.

Nolan said: "It's been tough for the fans, the team, the players and for Alan, so the fans need to stick behind them and they'll do OK. They were brilliant today and the lads have got to stick together in that dressing-room."

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