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Shelvey claims Newcastle players confident about avoiding relegation

Jonjo Shelvey says Newcastle are confident they can get out of the relegation zone.

The Magpies blew a golden opportunity to claim their first win of the season against Norwich on Tuesday, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Despite his team sitting six points from safety, Shelvey believes Toon can push themselves up the table.

Shelvey told reporters: "It's a missed opportunity. We defended brilliantly throughout. Everyone to a man worked their socks off today. It's unfortunate the red card early doors gave us a mountain to climb.

"We felt we deserved the three points.

"I'm not going to criticise Ciaran [Clark]. If he doesn't bring him [Teemu Pukki] down he goes through and scores. He's probably earned us a point in the end.

"When you play against 11 men with 10 it's really hard. Everyone stepped up to the plate. We're confident we can get out of the situation we're in. We've got a huge game Saturday. We'll recover and go again.

"I'm not really concerned because I know what we have in the dressing room. We just have to keep believing and stick together. Everyone is buzzing round the place. We'll keep fighting for these fans."

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