Gutierrez looking ahead


Jonas Gutierrez has already put the disappointment of a missed opportunity behind him as he plots victory over West Brom.

The Magpies will attempt to reach the 30-point target manager Alan Pardew has set them for Christmas when the Baggies arrive on Tyneside on Wednesday evening. They would have been significantly closer to that landmark in their season had they made the most of the chances they created against Swansea on Saturday as they were held to a goalless draw.

Gutierrez, who came within inches of what would have been a winner shortly before the break at St James' Park, said: "We created a lot of chances. We kept the ball and had possession, but that's football."

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