Leon Best has reaffirmed Newcastle's team ethic by stating he is as happy to lay on the goals for his colleagues as he is to score them.

The Magpies are flying high so far this season, and currently sit in fourth place in the Barclays Premier League with a healthy total of 15 points from seven games.

Best has certainly played his part this term, and has found the net on three occasions for Alan Pardew's side on their way to the upper echelons of the table.

However, in recent weeks, summer signing Demba Ba has taken over the goalscoring mantle, and the Sengalese star's strike at Wolves last weekend represented his fourth in two games.

And, says Best, he takes as much pleasure from providing the chances as he does converting them.

"I had shots blocked against Wolves, and I probably could have shot more, but Demba Ba was in better positions and I've played him in," the 25-year-old told the Shields Gazette.


"I'd be delighted for him to score as much as myself.

"If we're scoring goals, we're winning games.

"That's the main thing. If we're successful individually, we're going to be successful as a team.

"We play for each other and gain each other's trust. We believe in each other on and off the pitch.

"The most important thing to do before the international break was to get up to 15 points. We wanted to stay in the top four, and we've done that."

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