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No points target for Newcastle boss Hughton

Newcastle caretaker boss Chris Hughton will not be setting a points target for survival. The Magpies sit one point off the bottom three and have played a game more than 18th-placed Blackburn, and face a difficult run-in.

He said: "It changes from week to week when everybody starts looking at the bottom few clubs and results they don't expect them to get, and they are getting those results.

"I am not quite sure, but we are not really focusing so much on the points we feel we need to get, it's about looking after our business and getting as many points as we can.

"We have a group of lads here who are very aware of where we are at the moment, who are very aware of what the scrap will be, as will the numerous players at the numerous clubs who are in the same position as we are.

"We have just got to make sure we have enough battling qualities to get away from that group."



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