Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez believes a win at Crystal Palace on Saturday could kick start his side’s season. Newcastle have managed just one point so far and sit 19th in the Premier League.
The St James’ Park club have faced four of last season’s top six in their opening five games however, and Perez believes their upcoming run of games offers a chance to put some points on the board.
Newcastle head to Palace on Saturday before games against Leicester (h), Manchester United (a) and Brighton.
Perez expects a stern test at Selhurst Park but he feels it is a real opportunity for the Magpies to take all three points.
“It’s going to be really important for us,” he told NUFC TV. “We don’t use excuses but we can’t say that this is against another top side.
“It’s against a team that we can beat. We have to be ready for it.
“It’s three points and if we win it, we forget about what happened and we start climbing.
“It’s going to be a great test for us because it’s against a great team and the stadium is hard to play in. Even the top sides struggle there.”