Alan Pardew has warned his Newcastle players they must take Monday's home match with Bolton as seriously as Friday's trip to Swansea if they are to stay on course to gatecrash the Barclays Premier League top four.
Good Friday saw Pardew's men win at what is widely regarded as one of the toughest places to go in the top flight when they ran out 2-0 victors at the Liberty Stadium. Newcastle will be expected to follow that up with another three points against a Bolton side who have lost 10 times on the road this season.
But Pardew was wary of opponents that recorded a hat-trick of league wins before Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Fulham as his own side eye a fifth successive top-flight win for the first time for six years. He said: "They are a serious threat. Owen Coyle has just won Manager of the Month and rightly so. They are re-harnessed and it will be a tough game."
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