Loan signing Marlon Harewood has seen no sign of any crisis at Newcastle since his arrival at the club.
Harewood joined Newcastle last month on loan from Aston Villa and he has settled well in his new surroundings.
However, while Newcastle's future off the pitch remains swathed in uncertainty, he has seen no evidence that that extends to the dressing room.
"I haven't seen anything bad here, just a really good set of professionals," said Harewood. "They went down and they were upset about it but I haven't seen any evidence of last season.
"They have a job to do now and that is to get back in the Premier League - that's all I have seen.
"There are some very good players here. They are established players but they have a point to prove. They want to get back up there and stay there.
"They have all experienced the disappointment of last year and they don't want to experience it again or be involved in a relegation battle. They are knuckling down and looking really sharp."