Potter’s side climbed up to 16th place in the Premier League after a 2-1 win over Southampton yesterday.
Newcastle United in 17th place after a run of two wins from 17 league games, are just two points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday night’s game against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
“I thought it was a deserved victory, it was a hard-fought game, so I’m pleased for the players,” said Potter. “We’ve had to suffer recently, but we got the reward for the performance.
“They’re all massive games, we’ve 10 to go, the next one is always important – and the next one is Newcastle. This three points gives us confidence and renewed belief. We’re going to keep fighting. We have belief in ourselves, and believe that if we keep performing like we have been, we can get results. It’s nice to have that reinforced.”