Newcastle defender Steven Taylor told the Daily Express that the Magpies will avoid relegation.
"We are not even thinking of the word 'relegation' and it won't happen.
"We have to accept we are in a battle to avoid it, but this is a battle we will win.
"We have some world-class players and although it will be a battle, we have the fighting qualities to stay up.
"Then, we have to regroup next year. That's the aim; to get this season out of the way and ensure we are playing in the top flight next season."