Keegan Fighting For Geordie Pride!

Last updated : 25 April 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Kevin Keegan: "We set a target six or seven games ago to win the mini-league in the bottom half of the table, and that's still our intention.

"That's the only league we can win - we cannot get into Europe, we cannot get into the top four or anything like that, but we are trying to win that mini-league, and that will allow us to finish 12th at least.

"Maybe, depending on other results for the teams above us, we might even sneak into 11th if it really went well and they dropped points.

"There is still a lot to play for. It is not what you would dream of your team playing for at the start of the season.

"But it is reality and it is still worth winning that mini-league just so we finish as high as we possibly can.

"We would go away for the summer and start to think about what could be next season, not just us, but the supporters.

"If they go away from their summer holidays thinking, 'I can't wait to come back to watch the football next season at St James' Park and on the road', then at least we have done part of a good job here this season.

"We have had a season we will look back on and think we could have done better.

"But reality says if we finish it well, we could still finish nearly halfway up the table, which didn't look possible five or six weeks ago.

"There is a lot to play for."