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Beye issues derby warning
14 Apr 2008 - 16:00:52
Newcastle United defender Habib Beye has warned Sunderland that confidence is sky high at St James' Park ahead of next weekend's Tyne-Wear derby.
The resurgent Magpies extended their unbeaten run to five games following a goalless draw with Portsmouth on Saturday.
That run has moved the Magpies away from the drop zone and Beye believes his team-mates are ready to stake their claim for the title of the north east's number one club when they take on the Wearsiders on Sunday.
"The confidence is getting higher," the Senegal full-back told the club's official website.
"There are still four games to go and we're very ambitious for those games.
"There's no reason why we can't end the season not only unbeaten but also with four wins in the last four games.
"We have the big derby next. It's a huge game coming up - it doesn't get much bigger than Sunderland.
"It was important to get a positive result at Portsmouth so that we could go into the derby game on a high.
"That now sets us up for another good week of training and hopefully we will keep this confidence and let it grow."