Steve McClaren meets the press ahead of the Boxing Day game with Everton today.
Newcastle are unbeaten in three Premier League games after wins over Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
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Meanwhile, Newcastle United have been linked with a January move for Italy international goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
AS Monaco and Premier League rivals Aston Villa are also believed to be in the hunt to sign the out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain shot stopper in next month’s transfer window.
The 28-year-old, who has 15 international caps for his country, has kept two clean sheets in the two appearances he has made all season for the defending Ligue 1 champions.
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And finally, Toon defender Daryl Janmaat and his team-mates were frustrated not to take all three points from last weekend’s home game against basement club Aston Villa.
However, McClaren’s side – who beat Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool – are three games unbeaten and keen to extend that run.
"It's still a good run," said Janmaat.
"Against Spurs we would have taken a point and against Villa a win, so if you turn them around then it looks better.