Kevin Keegan says Newcastle are fully focused on what he now sees as a ten-game season.
Keegan himself took charge just seven games ago - but during that time they have picked up just two points.
Now just three points above the drop-zone, Keegan says that although you cannot help looking at the teams around you - Newcastle have to concentrate on their own fate.
"When you are in a situation, whether it is the top of the table or bottom of the table, you always look at other people's results - but the one thing you have always go to focus on is your own," he told Sky Sports News.
"It is no good to keep looking and thinking they have lost and or they have drawn there, if you not winning yourself.
"We have told the players that we have a ten-game season now, ten matches left, these are the fixtures we have at home, these are what we have away.
"We are focusing on winning the ten-man league we are in down the bottom."