Rob Elliot has urged Newcastle to make West Brom pay for their Boxing Day heartache.
The Magpies came within seconds of securing a hard-fought Barclays Premier League point on Saturday when Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley snatched a last-gasp victory at St James’ Park with an injury-time header, in the process leaving the home side in the relegation zone on goal difference.
Elliot and his team-mates will play the Baggies on Monday still smarting, but determined to make amends.
Asked if it was a good thing to have another game so quickly, the Republic of Ireland keeper told nufctv: “In one way, but in another way, I don’t agree with the turnaround in games.
“It’s a strange one in such a short space of time, but this situation, it’s good. We’ll get out there and hopefully put it right against West Brom and maybe get a bit of luck that we deserve.
“If we can put that performance in like we did against a team like Everton, then hopefully we can go to West Brom and try to get a good result.”
Elliot made six crucial saves in a fine individual performance as the Magpies fought a concerted rearguard action against the Toffees, but although he denied Romelu Lukaku a goal in a ninth successive game, Cleverley ultimately robbed him of a clean sheet.
He said: “It’s probably one of the worst ways I have ever lost a game, not to mention what a great game. I think a draw was probably a fair result, I thought we were magnificent, the defending and everything and I’m just gutted.
“I can’t really say anything else other than I’m absolutely gutted.”