Newcastle full back Paul Dummett says that the players have their sights firmly set on winning the Championship title this season.
The Magpies trail league leaders Brighton by one point heading into the last five league matches, and while manager Rafa Benitez has emphasised the focus should be on securing automatic promotion, the left back says he wants to win silverware this season. He told the Chronicle that he thinks winning all five of their remaining matches will be enough to clinch the title:
“Winning the title matters. Everyone wants to win the league, everyone wants to win trophies. If you do not want to win silverware, then you are in the wrong game. We are second at the moment with Brighton ahead of us but we have a massive game tomorrow which is the most important thing, against Leeds.”
“It will be tough so our aim is to get the three points and if we do that, it will put ourselves in an even better position with four games left. If we keep winning, hopefully, that will be enough to win the league.”
As Newcastle face Leeds tonight, they will already know the results earlier in the day from both Molineux where Brighton face Wolves, and the John Smiths stadium where Huddersfield play Preston this afternoon.
With a ten point gap to the Terriers, Newcastle could even extend that gap to 13 if David Wagner’s side lose today’s match. With so few matches left in the season, Huddersfield can’t afford any more slip ups like the defeat to Nottingham Forest last weekend otherwise Newcastle will have all but sealed promotion back to the Premier League.