Chris Hughton does not believe Newcastle's surprise 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe will affect his chances of becoming the club's permanent manager.
The 50-year-old, who has been in caretaker charge since the start of the season, has been offered the position on a full-time basis and is due to meet with Mike Ashley after Saturday's game with Doncaster to thrash out a deal.
Despite Martyn Woolford's double extending his side's winless run to four games, Hughton is still confident of landing the job.
"It will have no effect at all," he said of the defeat. "As far as I know they (the talks) are still going ahead. I'm still very confident the situation hasn't changed."