Nolan Keeps His Cool

23 March 2009 12:09
Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan is refusing to panic despite his side slipping into the Premier League relegation zone following the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.[LNB]Wins for fellow strugglers Stoke and Portsmouth and a point for Blackburn did the Magpies no favours and they are now two points adrift of safety with eight games remaining.[LNB]However, Nolan is confident his team have what it takes to avoid the drop.[LNB]"There are no sirens going off here just yet," he told the club's official website.[LNB]"I'd far rather be in the bottom three now than at the end of the season.[LNB]"I think we've got enough in the locker and enough in the changing room to get us out of this in the next eight games.[LNB]"It's down to us now to start being ruthless - ruthless with each other and against teams.[LNB]"Even though we are in a sticky situation at the moment, I am 100 per cent positive we will still be in the Premier League come the end of the season."[LNB]The former Bolton captain, who returned from a three-game suspension on Saturday, admitted Newcastle were guilty of not taking their chances against the Gunners.[LNB]"Against Arsenal you have to take your chances and we had plenty in the first hour," he added.[LNB]"That's why they are a class side because if you don't punish them they will punish you.[LNB]"But if we can produce what we did in the first hour for 90 minutes then I'm sure we'll get out of it."[LNB]

Source: Eurosport