Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is in no mood to be patted on the back as he and his team-mates continue to defy their doubters.

The Magpies climbed to fifth place in the Barclays Premier League table as a result of a hard-fought victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park on Wednesday night.

Krul said: "We really want to push on for the second half of the season because we are up there and the chance is there. We really have to push on. I don't think we should rest on our laurels, we just have to really crack on now."

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