Yedlin Doesn't Want Second Spot

Last updated : 27 January 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

DeAndre Yedlin insists that Newcastle United are focused on winning the Championship title, rather than just achieving promotion.

Image result for Newcastle United DeAndre YedlinNewcastle are currently in second position, behind surprise leaders Brighton & Hove Albion by two points.

The automatic promotion spots are widely viewed to be decided already, as Newcastle sit seven points clear of third-placed Leeds United, and with a game in hand.

However, Yedlin is keen for his side to open up that gap to the play-off places further, while also lifting the Championship trophy in May.

The United States international told Chronicle Live: “It means a lot to us and we must keep putting pressure on Brighton to get good results.

“We’re also looking to keep creating a gap between us and the third placed team which is very important.”

After notching two assists in the North East giants’ 4-0 win over Rotherham this weekend, Yedlin added: “I try to bring whatever I can to the table.

“Fortunately for me against Rotherham I found some good spots and picked a couple of guys out who’d made good runs into the box. They were good finishes too.”